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Atlanta, GA: 2 charged in school plot; "mental health of the teens may have been a factor"

Oct 25, 2017, Atlanta Journal Constitution: 2 teens charged with attempted murder after threats to school, staff http://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/just-students-face-attempted-murder-charges-after-threats-school/lL99dEdLTxhUAkf1SVqF9N/ A Cherokee County community is counting its blessings. Parents, officials and students have only to imagine what could have happened if an incendiary device found in a fellow student’s possession had been used at Etowah High School. ... Alfred Dupree and Victoria McCurley, both 17, now face attempted murder charges after allegedly threatening staff members and the school itself, the sheriff’s office said. The teenagers are being charged as adults. … Sheriff Frank Reynolds said a motive has not been determined, but the mental health of the teens may have been a factor. “We have a lot of mental health issues and I think that may have been the cause here,” Reynolds said. …

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