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Birmingham Terror Charge Teen Pleads Guilty
A 16-year-old boy who claimed he was going to stage a school massacre has admitted possessing explosive chemicals and bomb-making books and diagrams.
The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to two terror charges and another offence at a hearing at Birmingham Magistrates' Court.
He admitted possessing sulphur powder and potassium nitrate and 20 e-books including The Terrorist Handbook, CIA Explosives for Sabotage Manual, The Anarchist Cookbook and a book on how to make the explosive Semtex.
The boy, who was arrested at his home in Northamptonshire, in February last year, also admitted possession of a quantity of prohibited images of children.
The court heard the boy had been on an internet chatroom, where he told a user in the US of his plan to stage a massacre at school using handguns before shooting himself.
The FBI was alerted, and the boy's IP address was traced to the UK.
He had told the US user "in 20 minutes I am going to storm my high school" and he would continue shooting until the police arrived.
Police arrested the teenager and found a notebook where he had written down his plan to kill classmates.
It included a plan of the classroom, where each pupil sat, and who would be targeted.
The youth court, which was sitting at the magistrates, heard the boy had an interest in 'lone wolf killers'.
These included the Zodiac Killer, a serial killer who operated in California in the 1960s, and Dennis Nilsen, who murdered 15 young men in London between 1978 and 1983.
Since his arrest, the boy has been detained under the Mental Health Act in secure accommodation in the West Midlands area, said Mark Topping, prosecuting.
He has a severe form of Asperger's†syndrome which "causes him to be less inhibited about putting ideas into effect", the court heard.
The boy recorded in his notebook that he felt "weak" and "powerless" and described himself as a "social retard with no friends whatsoever".
He said in interviews that it had all been "fantasy" and he did not plan to carry it out. He said he wished he had not done it, saying it was the "biggest mistake" of his life.
The boy's father told the court he had raised concerns when the boy was 10 that his son was researching satanism and Nazism.
The boy will be continue to be detained in a secure hospital.
what do you think?
Lead him to the departure lounge with a one way ticket please
...better leading him to a firing squad. Likelihood of repeating terrorist acts... Zero.
Looks like the taxpayer can look forward to paying his board, lodgings and healthcare for the next 20 years. Well, that's if he's not released after 5 years given our legal system.
baaaaaaaaaaaaa another sheep lead by the real killers who sit at the top...never see them risking there lives...
To true, read the book "No Easy Day" Bin Laden when cornered didn't even have a loaded weapon. His young son had a loaded weapon to fight. They say that the preacher is always the one at the end of the day who bottles it when it comes down to it.
Personally I think he should be named. If he can plan that people need to know who he is
exactly, my thoughts ,as you say any one old enough to blow people up or any other crime should be named .
How can you be mentaly ill and be able to make IEDS looks like more like a very smart lawyer.
these layers are as guilty as the criminal they represent hope they can sleep at night
The reports final sentence represents some smart ar*e lawyers golden opportunity yet again.
isn't it strange that whenever arrested such people always have one syndrome or another. How about the EVIL Syndrome. He should be imprisoned for an indefinite period.