Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Know your Enemy on Domestic Terror at early stage. Teen Connetquot school plotter faces sentencing and remains free on $50,000 bond. I wonder what Tom Tancredo will said about this plot?
The 15-year-old who police said plotted to blow up Connetquot High School is expected to be sentenced Tuesday morning in Family Court.
The teenager, whom Newsday is not naming because he was charged as a juvenile, pleaded guilty earlier this month to second-degree attempted conspiracy, a felony.
Suffolk County Attorney Christine Malafi's office originally charged him with second-degree conspiracy and second-degree criminal solicitation, both felonies.
The 15-year-old and another teenager, Michael McDonough, 17, were arrested in July after a notebook was found which police said detailed their plan to kill students at Connetquot High School with guns and explosives on the eighth anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre near Littleton, Colo.
McDonough, charged as an adult with misdemeanor conspiracy, remains free on $50,000 bond. He is expected in court Sept. 6.
Meanwhile, parents can attend a meeting at the high school at 7 p.m. Tuesday to review security procedures as well as student and staff training programs.