May 7th, 2010
07:58 PM ET

Teens charged with conspiring to kill students, school staff

Two teenagers were arrested and charged with conspiring to kill faculty and students at a Long Island high school, police said Friday.

The teens - a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl - were arrested after police obtained the girl's cell phone, which showed the two had traded text messages about buying guns and killing people, and her computer, which revealed online searches for information about explosives and bomb making, the Suffolk County Police Department said.

The attacks were aimed at Connetquot High School in Bohemia, New York, where the girl is a student an the boy is a former student, the police department said in a statement Friday.

The girl was arrested last month and was released on her own recognizance, the police department said in a statement. The boy was arrested Thursday and will remain in jail until his next court date on June 8.

Calls to the school and school superintendent were not immediately returned. In 2007, two teenagers were arrested and charged with planning a similar attack at the same school.

- CNN's Deborah Brunswick contributed to this report.

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  1. Dylan Klebold


    May 9, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mike

    Gabe is absolutley right. This is between the kids, parents, and that particular community. This shouldn't be a witch hunt about morals or lack therof. If the kids, family, or school have problems, hopefully this will bring this to light. And thank God or whatever your believe in that nobody actually got hurt.

    May 10, 2010 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  3. Kari

    I'm a highschool student right now and you CAN NOT blame the parents for any of this. We are to the age where we know wrong from right, we make our own decisions. You don't know either home life at all and can not judge what the kids do based on the parents (most of the time)

    May 10, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  4. Kari (again)

    Re-reading this they say they just go up to the girl and take her phone.. Pretty sure that is illegal. Wouldn't you need a warrant, because I highly doubt if you go up to a high school student and ask to see their phone they will not allow you to and unless you have "plain view" of the actual text messages saying that you are not allowed to.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
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