An eastern Alabama high school student faces assault charges after police say he planned to use explosives in a terrorist attack on fellow students at his high school.
Authorities say 17-year-old Derek Shrout, a student at Russell County High School in Seale, Al., is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.
Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor tells WTVM a journal found by a teacher outlined the plans and named six students and one teacher. The journal was turned over to authorities.
“Sheriff’s deputies found over 25 tobacco tins in Derek Shrout’s house that they said he was in the process of converting into grenades. Authorities believe he was becoming involved with an organized neo-Nazi group and he learned how to make explosives through internet research.”