Feds charge S. Carolina student in plot to bomb school

Federal authorities have charged Ryan Schallenberger — the Chesterfield, S.C, teen accused to plotting to blow up his high school — with three federal charges — two dealing with explosives, Acting U.S. Attorney Kevin McDonald said today.

If convicted, he could spend the rest of his life in prison, McDonald said.

The charges include:

-- Attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against a person or property within the United States.

-- Attempting to damage and destroy by means of explosive any building and real property getting federal funds.

-- Knowingly receiving in interstate commerce an explosive with knowledge or intent that it will be used to kill, injure or intimidate individuals, as well as unlawfully damage and destroy any real or personal property.

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