Alfred Dupree and Victoria McCurley (Cherokee County, Ga., Sheriff’s Office)
Alfred Dupree and Victoria McCurley (Cherokee County, Ga., Sheriff’s Office)

Two Cherokee County, Ga., students accused of planning a terror attack against students and staff at Etowah High School made their first court appearance Thursday.


According to WGCL-TV, 17-year-old Alfred Dupree and 17-year-old Victoria McCurley were ordered not to contact any students or teachers at the school. Both suspects waived the reading of charges.

No bond has currently been set for the teens.

Cherokee County investigators received a tip that led them to serve warrants at both of the students’ homes. In Victoria’s house they found a homemade incendiary device—which Sheriff Frank Reynolds said was similar to a Molotov cocktail—and a still-unidentified powder. At Alfred’s home, detectives uncovered a journal that allegedly detailed the terror plot against the school.


“We recognize these as very serious charges, and that will be reflected in the severe administrative disciplinary actions the School District will take against these students. We will not tolerate violence of any kind at our schools. We deeply appreciate the community member who reported information to the Woodstock Police Department tip line that ultimately led to these arrests by the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office,” the school district said in a statement, according to CBS News.

CBS News notes that both suspects have been charged as adults and are facing multiple charges, including attempted murder, making terrorist threats and intent to commit arson.

Read more at CBS46 and CBS News.

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