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Oregon Teen Charged With Plotting High School Massacre

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Grant Alan Acord, a teenager accused of planning to bomb his high school, May 24, 2013.

Grant Alan Acord, a teenager accused of planning to bomb his high school, May 24, 2013.

A judge in Oregon has set bail at $2 million for a teenager who allegedly threatened a massacre at his high school.

Seventeen-year-old Grant Acord appeared in a courtroom via closed circuit television from a juvenile detention center. He said little and did not enter a plea.

Acord is charged with attempted murder and possessing a destructive device.

Prosecutors accuse him of hiding bombs in his bedroom along with detailed plans of his high school. They say he was plotting a massacre patterned after the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado.

Two students gunned down 12 students and teachers at Columbine before killing themselves.
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