(ABCNEWS.GO) — A 17-year-old, self-proclaimed white supremacist will be arraigned today in what police say was a plot to attack fellow students at his high school in Russell County, Ala., with homemade explosive devices.
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.