Albany Teen Arraigned for Bomb Plot

CORVALLIS, Ore. — After days of searching his home and investigating detailed plans to blow up his high school, Grant Acord made his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon.

The 17-year-old faced a slew of charges Tuesday afternoon. Topping the list was attempted murder, arson and unlawful use of a weapon. The judge wasn’t lenient.

“We’re setting bail at this time at $2 million,” the judge said.

Acord also faces attempted aggravated murder and six counts of manufacturing and possessing a destructive device. He didn’t have much to say in court.

If Acord is released, there are some conditions. He must stay away from West Albany High School, not possess weapons and remain under 24-hour supervision.

One West Albany High School student told KEZI 9 News anonymously she was so shaken by the events, she had to see Acord’s arraignment for herself.

“We just wanted to see what like was happening and if he was going to be here, like if he would say anything about why he did this. Everyone just really wants to know why,” she said.

She says justice needs to be served.

“I don’t want to see anyone get hurt. I feel bad for his parents, but he was intending to blow us all up, so there has to be some kind of action taken towards that,” she said.

Students said there’s been a pattern of violent behavior in Albany in the past years.

Acord will be charged as an adult for the attempted aggravated murder charges.

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