• Allison McMillian

2 Georgia students threatened terror attack at their school


On the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, two teenage students at Etowah High School in Woodstock, Ga., planned to attack their classmates and teachers, according to Fox News. They are 17-year-olds named Alfred Dupree and Victoria McCurley.

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Sgt. Marianne Kelley told Fox News that the teens face charges such as criminal attempt to commit murder and criminal attempt to commit arson for threats against the school and school staff. They were arrested after police found a journal belonging to Dupree that contained a list of targets.

Sgt. Kelley said the investigators received a tip from a community member. The investigators then met with Dupree's family about the alleged plot. The investigators searched the homes of the teens and found firearms, powdered substances, and a flammable incendiary device.

"The incendiary devices were described to us as flammable substances, it's been turned over to the [Georgia Bureau of Investigations] to be tested," Kelley said.

A neighbor of Dupree, Christina Sovin, said, "He was really into Legos and video games, he was kind of anti-social, but other than that he was really a nice kid."

The principal of the school sent a latter out to families saying there is "no active threat" as of the moment.

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