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Alabama Teen Arrested for Plan to Kill Gay, Black Students and Teacher with Explosives: VIDEO


Authorities in Russell County, Alabama have thwarted a planned attack by a high school student and self-declared white supremacist on gay and black classmates, after a teacher found the teen's journal, ABC News reports:

Derek Shrout was arrested Friday after a teacher at Russell County High School found what appears to be the teen's journal and contacted authorities. Police said the journal contained plans to kill six students and one teacher with homemade grenades. Six of the seven individuals were black.

In the journal, police say that Shrout thought the white male on his list was gay.

"That's the reason the white male was on the list. It screams hate crime," Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor said.

Investigators say Shrout started writing in his journal just three days after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14.

"The journal contained several plans that looked like potential terrorist attacks and attacks of violence and danger on the school," Taylor said.

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  1. But didn't I read on the Morehouse thread that it's the white folks that are saving you tired white queens?

    The homophobia of the white community is out of control yet again.

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | Jan 7, 2013 6:33:46 PM

  2. He looks a fair bit like the photo posted earlier about Rand Paul's son getting busted.

    @ChiTown Kev: Really, the out of control homophobia of the white "community"? There are so many stupid things about that comment that it's not worth discussing. I guess that I always forget there's no homophobia in Asian, African, or Middle Eastern groups and countries. Just us whiteys.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jan 7, 2013 6:42:41 PM

  3. Hmm, it's the white gay on the list that makes it a hate crime?

    Posted by: stevem | Jan 7, 2013 6:43:20 PM

  4. Who taught this kid that hate? He's young enough to where I still feel sorry for him. I hope he gets help along with his punishment.

    Posted by: Fahd | Jan 7, 2013 6:48:02 PM

  5. @ Paul R

    I think the dude was being sarcastic! *Shakes head in disbelief*

    Posted by: Audi-owner | Jan 7, 2013 6:51:19 PM

  6. Also, I wonder how many more of these racial/gay hate crimes happen in the white south that go unreported!

    Posted by: Audi-owner | Jan 7, 2013 6:52:40 PM

  7. I am glad that Towleroad is covering this. But why has Towleroad ignored a very similar incident last month involving a "transgender" student in Mesa, AZ who planned to shoot up her classmates and who boasted about it? Why does Towleroad refuse to cover the campaign of violence by "trans" activists that has been directed against gays and lesbians, filmmakers, writers and others over the past several years? Or the firebombing by violent "trans" activists of a Wells Fargo bank in Oregon, which caused Wells Fargo to pull out of last year's gay pride festival.

    Is Towleroad so committed to the fraudlent concept of "LGBT" that it is willing to ignore anti-gay and anti-lesbian violence by trans activists?

    Posted by: Sam | Jan 7, 2013 7:21:29 PM

  8. mother had no idea the kid was a racist... umm yeah.

    Posted by: bandanajack | Jan 7, 2013 7:23:10 PM

  9. Sam, as long as trans-hating cowards like yourself continue to remain anonymous like the wimps that you are, your ridiculous voices will never be heard. and thank God for that.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 7, 2013 7:28:39 PM

  10. and the Mesa case was actually involving a teen girl. the trans element is that it was a transgendered youth from my beloved hometown of Toronto who discovered the threats and notified authorities.

    so suck on that.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 7, 2013 7:30:26 PM

  11. Halleluia that they caught this idiot before he did anything. And how refreshing to hear the sheriff say that "it screams hate crime." Usually the cops are all "Now we don't know yet if it was a hate crime..."

    Good work, people!

    Posted by: Seattle Mike | Jan 7, 2013 7:40:07 PM

  12. And FWIW, Chevel is adorable.

    Posted by: Seattle Mike | Jan 7, 2013 7:43:01 PM

  13. Amazing no one got hurt and the guy was caught. Did he have access to guns? Why do the least stable people seem to have the easiest time getting a gun?

    Posted by: mark | Jan 7, 2013 7:54:16 PM

  14. @Mark - because only the least-stable people think that it's smart to own one.

    all the people who "should" be allowed to own guns are smart enough to want nothing to do with them.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 7, 2013 7:58:28 PM

  15. Thanks LittleKiwi, I only have a few trans friends, and they are sweet, gentle people. I'm certain there are some awful trans people around as well, because the bottom line is they're people. They're people, Sam.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Jan 7, 2013 7:59:00 PM

  16. After connecting the dots in the majority of these cases, I've decided the most important thing we can do to potentially save hundreds if not thousands of lives is to ban boys and young men age 13-25. (I'd say "white teenage boys," but Seeung Hui-Cho from Virginia Tech is the fly in the statistical ointment.) Let's just ship 'em off to a "Lord of the Flies" island at age 12. Survivors get drafted directly into the military.

    Obviously, I'm being satirical, but considering we seem to be getting nowhere discussing limiting or banning first-person shooter games and/or multiple-round clips for guns...

    Posted by: Dback | Jan 7, 2013 8:06:28 PM

  17. Towleroad has an obvious troll problem, sadly. This story is horrifying - but it's being used by trolls in search of racist and divisive lulz.

    Get wise folks before this turns into Yahoo.

    Posted by: ryansson | Jan 7, 2013 8:19:00 PM

  18. That 8-bit camouflage cover says it all. It's sad really, he is the casualty of a culture of guns, intolerance and hate. I hope his parents realize this much.

    Posted by: Gast | Jan 7, 2013 8:22:41 PM

  19. For sentencing they should send him to Cameroon and force him to order Bailey's Irish Cream liquor.

    Posted by: Oliver | Jan 7, 2013 8:38:28 PM

  20. Another crazy Christian who wants to kill gays. What the hell are these anti-gay Christian terrorist teaching these kids?

    Posted by: Paul | Jan 7, 2013 9:16:30 PM

  21. He's lucky , he's not a brown muslim .

    Posted by: aki | Jan 7, 2013 9:39:07 PM

  22. @Gast:

    I know that trans people are people. And they should be held to the same standard as everyone else. Their violent and criminal acts against gay people and others should be covered no less than other similar incidents. The political fiction of "LGBT" doesn't give them a pass.

    There is absolutely no reason why the above incident in Alabama gets covered by Towleroad but the would-be trans mass murderer gets no coverage whatsoever. That cold-blooded transgender wrote on a tras website: ""I now literally have a plan of seriously hurting... killing... murdering people in my high school. And a playlist to do it." Go and google it. It is a horrifying story.

    This is violence, sociopathic behavior and mental instability in the "trans community." We should cover it thoroughly and decide whether "LGBT" is something that we want to continue.

    Posted by: Sam | Jan 7, 2013 9:39:17 PM

  23. Sorry, the above comment was directed at Mike In The Tundra.

    Posted by: Sam | Jan 7, 2013 9:40:10 PM

  24. Sam, you seem to be implying that a majority of trans people are sociopathic and mentally unstable. Not only is this not true, it is an argument that many bigots use against gays.

    Posted by: Alan | Jan 7, 2013 9:55:05 PM

  25. How about a medal (and a raise) for that teacher.

    Posted by: MajorTom | Jan 7, 2013 10:19:09 PM

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