WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — Wauwatosa police have released more than 50 pages of reports that detail an alleged plot by two teens to plant bombs at Wauwatosa East High School.
Police told WTMJ-TV that the plan came to light after a classmate heard two teens talk about putting a small bomb in a stairwell that would lead people to another area — where a bigger explosive would be waiting. Police did not tell the station or The Associated Press whether anyone had been arrested.
According to the TV station, officers moved in quickly after the student came forward and seized computers, cellphones and materials the teens described as bomb ingredients. Police didn't say when they moved to foil the alleged plan, but the station says police released the documents Friday after rumors of the alleged plot had been circulating in the community for two weeks.
The students had four different plans, including a possible suicide bomb, which one of the plotters called "the kamikaze," according to the police reports, which were released Friday. In that plan, the student "would walk in with a bunch of bombs and blow himself up."
The other student told police he wanted to set off the first bomb on the high school's graduation day and planned to put the bombs in a stairwell because there are no cameras there.
One teen told police he tried to make gun powder in his bedroom, and that the students used the Internet to research how to make a bomb.
The two students allegedly referenced both the Sandy Hook school shooting in Connecticut and the more recent Boston marathon bombing during interviews with police.
Information from: WTMJ-TV, http://www.todaystmj4.com