Police say a 15-year-old boy is being held in a psychiatric hospital after he allegedly planned an attack at a school on the anniversary of the Columbine High School killings.
Police say the boy, who has not been identified, stockpiled gasoline, propane, fuses and a machete. The boy was arrested Monday evening after police searched his home in Monroe, 45 miles northwest of New York City. Police say he told them he planned to attack the Monroe-Woodbury High School in Orange County on April 20 and was looking to buy an assault rifle.
Police say the boy recently transferred to another school and harbored grudges against former classmates. Police say it appears he acted alone. Monroe-Woodbury Superintendent Joseph DiLorenzo said the willingness of students to come forward with information averted any threat to the district.