Updated-School Bomb Plot

By: ASSOCIATED PRESS
By: ASSOCIATED PRESS

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A prosecutor says the 18-year-old accused
of planning to bomb his South Carolina high school told law
enforcement that he placed several pipe bombs around his family's
home, but authorities say a search found nothing.
State prosecutor Jay Hodge said Wednesday that he thinks the
teenager may have just been bragging to authorities when he told
them he planted the bombs. Hodge says a bomb-sniffing dog did not
find anything while searching Ryan Schallenberger's home Saturday.
Federal prosecutors have charged Schallenberger with attempting
to use a weapon of mass destruction, which carries a possible life
sentence.
Schallenberger was arrested Saturday when his parents called
police after learning he had ordered ammonium nitrate through eBay.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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