facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
X
Breaking News: Protesters march on Pakistan PM Nawaz's house
 

Texas high school siege foiled by a tip

Nov. 7, 2006 at 12:28 PM   |   Comments

GEORGETOWN, Texas, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A potentially deadly plot against a high school outside of Austin, Texas, was broken up this week by sheriff's deputies acting on a tip.

Williamson County, Texas, sheriff's spokesman Detective John Foster said Monday the attack on McNeil High School in Georgetown, north of Austin, was being planned by two teenage boys younger than 17.

He said a tip Thursday from a school administrator led to the quick arrests of the two youths on charges of conspiracy to commit capital murder. Foster said because of laws governing juveniles, he could offer no further information, the Austin American-Statesman reported Tuesday.

Foster said the boys were being held at the Williamson County Juvenile Justice Center in Georgetown, and that if they had carried out their attack, "it would have been deadly to the occupants -- students and faculty."

Topics: John Foster
© 2006 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
St. Paul police arrest a black man for sitting on a bench waiting for his children
2
Ukrainian cargo plane crashes in Algeria killing seven
3
Boy being treated for brain tumor taken from hospital
4
Video: Free Syrian Army unleashes 'Hell Cannon' in fight against Assad
5
'Old Ironsides' sails across Boston Harbor before 3-year-rehab
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback