16-year-old suspect in alleged Roy HS bomb plot released to parents

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A 16-year-old boy accused of plotting to bomb Roy High School has been released to his parents.

The court ruled in a detention hearing Friday that it is “appropriate to release him to the custody of his parents,” said Nancy Volmer, spokesperson for Utah State Courts.

The 16-year-old boy had been in a juvenile detention facility since being arrested on Jan. 25 after a student at Roy High School notified officials of an alleged plot to bomb Roy High School during an assembly then steal an airplane to fly out of the country.

Both the 16-year-old suspect and 18-year-old Dallin Todd Morgan, who was also implicated and arrested in connection with the alleged plot, confessed to police that they had been extensively planning to blow up the school during an assembly. Both have been charged with use of a weapon of mass destruction.

Prosecutors are looking to have the 16-year-old suspect tried as an adult.