SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Two teen-agers who pleaded guilty to plotting to bomb a middle school were sentenced Monday to spend two and five years in state custody, either on probation or in juvenile detention.
A 15-year-old who was charged with making terrorist threats, making bombs, and conspiring to bomb the school received five years of state supervision. Juvenile Judge John Beam Jr. said he will determine how long the boy is incarcerated based on his response to treatment.
A 14-year-old charged with conspiracy and illegal possession of a handgun was given a lighter sentence of two years in the state's care, in part because he had cooperated with prosecutors.
The boys were arrested after police raided the homes of 11 students in April after receiving tips from classmates that they planned to bomb West Chatham Middle School.
Investigators found no bombs, but seized bomb recipes printed from the Internet, seven guns, Nazi drawings and posters and $4,900 in cash. One of the boys told police about the bombs they had made, and several students said the other teen had made threats, authorities said.
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