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NAPLES, Fla. (AP) -- Three high school students plotted to use guns
and bombs to attack their school, and had researched how to make
explosives, officials said Tuesday.
Elwood David June, 14, of Naples, Russell J. Mescall, 15, of Marco
Island, and Angus Marshall Wilson, 14, of Naples were charged Monday
with conspiring to make, possess, throw or place a destructive
device, a second-degree felony.
The Lely High School students were arrested Monday as police
investigated threats of violence against the school.
Investigators searched the bedrooms of June and Mescall and found
various items that substantiated the allegations, according to the
Collier County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies confiscated a computer and there were indications that they
had researched how to construct a bomb and carry out an act of
violence at their school, said sheriff's spokeswoman Sheri Mausen.
She would not say whether any weapons were found.
"They had discussed using guns and explosives," Mausen said.
The teens were placed in the custody of the Department of Juvenile
Justice and had a first court appearance Tuesday, Mausen said.
Following the arrests, the school has suspended the three teens for
10 days and will hold an administrative hearing to determine other
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She did not have any attorney information for the teens.