Schoolhouse Beat

Classes have resumed at Oregon high school where bomb threat was discovered

Students at West Albany High School in Albany, Ore., have returned to class for the first time since authorities uncovered a student's alleged plan to set off bombs at the school. The Corvallis Gazette-Times says school resumed Tuesday for the first time since the alleged plot was uncovered and a student arrested last Thursday. that police found bombs and a detailed plot to attack the school in the homes of one of their classmates. Grant Acord, 17, a junior at the school has been charged with one count of attempted aggravated murder, 12 counts of unlawful possession of a destructive device, and six counts of unlawful use of a weapon. He is being held on a $2 million bond.

Video from KATU-TV: An interview with a 17-year-old student who came forward to say that one of his classmates at West Albany High School was planning to unleash a bombing attack at the school.

 

Also: The mother of Grant Acord has issued a statement to The Corvallis Gazette-Times saying the boy has struggled with a rare form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder called Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections (PANDAS).

MORE: Albany School Superintendent Maria Delapoer has sent a letter to parents, students, staff and community in the aftermath of the arrest of Grant Acord. "We need to marshal all of our resources, law enforcement, faculty, administrators and, most importantly our student community to remain vigilant about mental health and violence concerns and behaviors. Our students and their parents must be our eyes and ears if we are to keep our kids safe." Read the entire letter.

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