Authorities: 16-year-old Ohio boy was planning school attack

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of plotting a school shooting in suburban Columbus.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien and Hilliard police Chief Robert Fisher announced a charge Tuesday of conspiracy to commit murder filed against the boy, who was arrested Friday while under surveillance.

The boy was suspended last month from Hilliard-Davidson High School after another student alerted school officials with concerns about the alleged plot.

O’Brien says other students are being interviewed, but no additional arrests have been made.

O’Brien said a motive hasn’t been identified. A hearing was scheduled later this month for a judge to decide whether to move the case to adult court. The boy is being held in juvenile detention.

The Associated Press generally doesn’t name juveniles charged with crimes.

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