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Russell Co. teen accused of terror plot sentenced to probation

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Derek Shrout. Photo source: Russell County Police Department. Derek Shrout. Photo source: Russell County Police Department.
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RUSSELL COUNTY, AL (WTVM) -

A Russell County teenager who planned to use homemade explosives against his fellow high school students was sentenced to five years probation.

Derek Shrout will spend his first two years on probation, and three years of less strict probation if he exhibits good behavior. However, if Shrout violates the terms of his probation within his first two years, he will be sent to prison for three years.

Shrout is also not allowed to use a computer except for the purpose of obtaining a GED.

The teen was arrested on Jan. 4, 2013 after police intercepted his plans to attack Russell County High School.

"The journal contained several plans that looked like potential terrorist attacks, and attacks of violence and danger on the school. And in particular, there were six students specifically named, and one teacher," said Russell County sheriff Heath Taylor in 2013.

Police said he calls himself a white supremacist, and he wanted to harm other students. He was charged with attempted assault.

RELATED: Russell Co. teen accused of terror plot pleads guilty to attempted assault

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