Teen in England guilty of terror charges

March 11, 2013 at 4:33 PM

BIRMINGHAM, England, March 11 (UPI) -- A teen in Birmingham, England pleaded guilty Monday to terrorism charges after admitting possession of bomb-making materials and bomb construction books.

The unnamed boy, 16, arrested in February, also pleaded guilty to possessing prohibited images of children in Birmingham Magistrates' Court, the British newspaper The Mirror reported Monday.

The suspect came to attention of police after FBI agents from the United States notified the Metropolitan Police of comments he made in an online chat room, saying, "20 minutes from, now I am going to storm a high school armed with a Magnum (handgun) and a Beretta (pistol)," prosecutor Mark Topping said.

The teen was sentenced to an initial six-month hospital order under Britain's Mental Health Act, the newspaper reported.

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