Police told arsenal was ‘experiment’ by teenager accused of planning to emulate Columbine massacre


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A teenager accused of planning to emulate the Columbine massacre told police he had been “experimenting” as they found weapons in his bedroom, a court heard.

The boy, who was 16 at the time, is on trial at the Old Bailey accused of planning a terror attack on his former school in Loughborough.

His college, a local mosque, Loughborough University, a cinema and council offices were also named as potential targets, the jury heard.

The 17-year-old, who cannot be named and who has Asperger’s syndrome, denies terrorism charges and denies possessing parts for an improvised explosive device.

The case continues.