The FBI thwarted an alleged attempted terrorist car bombing by a 19-year-old Somalia-born U.S. citizen who the feds say attempted to detonate a car bomb at a Portland Christmas tree lighting ceremony Friday night.
The male was arrested by the FBI, who had been monitoring him for months in an undercover operation. The 19-year-old reportedly had been in contact with an associate in Pakistan during the initial stage of the plot.
Fortunately, this alleged teen terrorism car bomb plot did not target a school. While I do not wish to be alarmist, in general we have dropped the ball in tackling head-on the issue of schools and terrorism.
Are you prepared if a teen terrorism suspect attends your school? What if a terror plot focused on a large school event gathering or during the regular school day?
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