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Report details bomb plot at Wauwatosa school

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) -- Reports released by Wauwatosa police say two teens were planning to plant bombs at Wauwatosa East High School.

Police released the reports Friday. Police say the plan came to light after a classmate heard two teens talk about putting a small bomb in a stairwell that would lead people to another area -- where a bigger explosive would be waiting.

Police did not say if anyone had been arrested. Sgt. Brian Skornia tells The Associated Press on Saturday that he didn't have all the details of the case in hand, and could not comment on whether there have been arrests.

Officers seized computers, cellphones and materials the teens described as bomb ingredients.

In interviews, the two students reference both the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut and Boston marathon bombing. They told detectives they considered using suicide bombs.

One of the plotters called this plan "the kamikaze," according to the police reports. In that plan, the student "would walk in with a bunch of bombs and blow himself up."

The other student told police he wanted to set off the first bomb on the high school's graduation day and planned to put the bombs in a stairwell because there are no cameras there.

The reports say the students had four different plans, including a possible suicide bomb.

AP-WF-05-11-13 2230GMT


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