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West Albany High School student admits to charges in bomb plot

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An Oregon teenager accused of building bombs and plotting an attack on his high school in Albany has admitted to the charges in juvenile court.

Seventeen-year-old Grant Acord appeared before a judge in Corvallis on Monday. He admitted to six counts of manufacture of a destructive device and two counts of unlawful use of a weapon.

A judge sent Acord to the Oregon Youth Authority, which can hold him until his 25th birthday.

In a deal with prosecutors, adult charges of attempted aggravated murder were dropped.

Police arrested Acord last year, saying he wrote detailed plans to carry out a Columbine-style attack at West Albany High School.

In journals discovered by police, Acord wrote of his plan, in which he would walk toward the school with a duffle bag in one hand and a napalm firebomb in the other.

"Drop duffle. Light and throw napalm, unzip bag and begin firing," he wrote, according to detectives.

"Cooly state: 'The Russian Grim Reaper is here.' (Bad Boys 2). If third exit is blocked by napalm fire, or is locked, run to first entrance," he continued, according to the affidavit.

His plan, the court documents said, was then to throw a smoke bomb prior to walking in the school, then shoot and throw bombs throughout the school.

"Kill myself before S.W.A.T. engages me," he wrote, according to the court documents.

Authorities discovered two pipe bombs, two Molotov cocktails and at least two Drano bombs hidden beneath the floorboards in Acord's bedroom.

Copyright 2014 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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