Teenager Arrested After

Tip About Online Threats

CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A 17-year-old was arrested, and police found weapons, ammunition and bomb-making paraphernalia in his home after a tip that he was making threats online against his high school, fellow students and an officer assigned to the building.

Chippewa Valley High School -- which the teenager had begun attending days earlier -- was searched Thursday night, but nothing suspicious was found. The youth's father and a man accused of giving the boy bomb-making instructions also were arrested.

"He was angry at everybody. I don't know if it was one particular race," Clinton Township police Capt. Douglas Mills said Friday. "It didn't really seem to matter to him. What was in his head, we don't know for sure."

Police displayed weapons and ammunition, tools allegedly stolen from a construction site, Nazi flags and books about white supremacy and Adolf Hitler. They said the items were found at the youth's Macomb County home, 25 miles northeast of Detroit. A search of the home also yielded "instruction sheets on how to build a bomb" and videotapes showing the youth in possession of assault weapons, police said.

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