Ala. teen arrested in bomb plot bonds out of jail


PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities in Russell County say a 17-year-old boy who was arrested in a plot to bomb his high school is free on $75,000 bond.

Derek Shrout, who was arrested Monday, is charged with attempted assault after authorities say he planned to use homemade explosives to attack fellow students at Russell County High School. A sheriff says the self-described white supremacist made journal entries about a plot to bomb classmates three days after the Newtown school massacre and began building small homemade explosives.

At his initial court hearing, the teen's attorney said the family expected to post bond by Monday night. The teen is barred from contacting anyone at his school and may not to use the Internet without parental supervision. He also must wear an ankle monitoring device.

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