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Utah Kids' Plot: Bomb School, Steal Plane

Teens arrested after student reported threatening text
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 27, 2012 8:03 AM CST
Utah Kids' Plot: Bomb School, Steal Plane
The teens planned to use a stolen plane to make their getaway, police say.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Two Utah teenagers who were allegedly plotting to bomb their school—and then flee on a plane stolen from a nearby airport—were arrested on Wednesday, police say. Dallin Morgan, 18, and Joshua Hogan, 16, were apprehended after another student at Roy High School reported a text message sent by one of them that "she felt was a threat and a danger," said a police rep. "She immediately went to the administration." Police searched the boys' homes and the school; they found no explosives.

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They did find that "maps of the school and information about security systems had been prepared with plans for an escape using a plane" from a nearby airport, the spokeswoman said. They learned that Morgan and Hogan had apparently been training for the attack using flight-simulating software, ABC News reports. "We know for certain they had been planning this for at least three months," the rep noted. (Read more Utah stories.)

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