Monroe police thwart Columbine-style attack

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Police say a 15-year-old student planned to carry out an attack on Monroe-Woodbury High School on the anniversary of the Columbine massacre.

Investigators say the teenager admitted to plotting a Columbine-style attack set for April 20 in retaliation for being teased by several Monroe-Woodbury students.

However, Monroe-Woodbury Superintendent Joseph DiLorenzo says he has no knowledge of the student complaining to staff about being bullied.

Police say they found water bottles filled with gasoline, a blow torch and a black trench coat at the student's home. He is being held in a psychiatric hospital for evaluation.

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