Florida Teenagers Planned Dark Web Terrorist Attack on Jacksonville School
Two students at a Florida school planned to launch a terrorist attack on the Jacksonville campus. | Source: Shutterstock
Grant Shirley, 17 and Matthew Guey, 15, have been arrested following a plot to create a napalm bomb which was allegedly to be used to kill or maim classmates at a Jacksonville private school campus.
One of the teenagers reportedly accessed the dark web to research how to create a firebomb that would cause severe burns as well as death, causing flaming material to stick to the skin and flesh of victims as it burned.
Fistfight Led to Arrest at Jacksonville School
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The plot was foiled only because the teens had a falling out resulting in a violent altercation that left them both hospitalized on February 18th.
The fight was serious enough that the school authorities launched an investigation to determine the issues between the boys, and came across comments made to each other online indicating that they were planning an attack on the school.
The administration expelled the boys immediately and reported the incident to the Jacksonville Sherrif’s Office. The two boys were arrested and first taken for mental health screening at a medical facility before being placed under police custody on February 19th. Officials from the Sherrif’s office searched the school along with campus security to determine whether any weapons or dangerous devices had been put in place already, and found none.
Shirley of Port St.