UPDATE: Edmond Schools has responded to reports of charges pending against the teen accused of planning to bomb Edmond North High School. See their statement below.
EDMOND, Okla. – Edmond police are recommending the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s office bring charges against the 16-year-old teen accused of planning what they called a ‘mass casualty event’ at Edmond North High School.
Details of the plan were discovered by Edmond Police detectives on Friday, March 13.
The charges, presented this afternoon for consideration by the DA’s office, are:
- Felony Threats (Devising a Plan to Cause Serious Bodily Harm or Death – Firearms)
- Felony Threats (Devising a Plan to Cause Serious Bodily Harm or Death – Explosive Devices)
- Manufacture of An Explosive Device (2 Counts)
- Possession of an Explosive Device (2 Counts)
- Possession of Component Parts of an Explosive Device – Fuse (13 Counts)
The case will be handled by the Juvenile Division of the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s office.
The teen remains in an in-patient mental health facility.
Edmond Schools had this to say about the pending charges:
“We are aware via media reports of the criminal charges which are pending against a former Edmond North student. The number, type and seriousness of the charges are extremely troubling. The idea that a 16-year-old apparently planned to carry out appalling acts of bodily harm on students and staff members is incomprehensible. Providing a safe and secure environment for all students and staff is of utmost importance to Edmond Public Schools. We have and will continue to cooperate with authorities in their investigation of this incident.”