Teen Held For Bomb Plot, Targeted Gay And Black Students

An Alabama teen is under arrest for allegedly plotting to kill black students and one student believed to be gay with homemade grenades. According to The Advocate:

"Derek Shrout was arrested Friday and will be arraigned Monday for the plot he's accused of masterminding. A teacher found a journal of his where he had plans to kill six students and a teacher. Six of the intended victims were African-American, while one was gay, Shrout believed. Shrout is a self-proclaimed white-supremacist, according to ABC News. Local authorities are calling this a hate crime and intend to charge the 17-year-old with such.

'That's the reason the white male was on the list (because Shrout believed he was gay), Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor told the media. "It screams hate crime.'"

Shrout started his journal, which he claims is a work of fiction, just three days after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. Police also found empty tobacco containers filled with shrapnel and holes in them for fuses at his home.