Teen Accused Of Bomb Plot Pleads Guilty

By: Lindsay Puccio
By: Lindsay Puccio

August 31, 2006

The last teenager involved in an alleged plot to blow up two local high schools, has pleaded guilty.

In Albemarle Circuit Court the teen pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and to destroy a school house.

Prosecutors said the teen will receive mental health treatment in a secure residential facility that was recommended by the Virginia Youth Violence Project at the University of Virginia.

"He will be on probation and in control of the circuit court at least until he is 18 or until all treatment is completed. If he violates any conditions of the court he will be convicted as charged and he can be committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice," said Darby Lowe, Assistant Commonwealth Attorney.

If the teen completes the treatment, the charges will be reduced to communicating a threat to bomb a school house.

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