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Douglas teen pleads guilty in terrorism case

Handcuffs AP
Posted at 11:38 AM, Jan 24, 2022

DOUGLAS, AZ — A 14-year-old boy suspected of building pipe bombs in his Douglas home will serve at least 18 months in a juvenile prison.

The Sierra Vista Herald reported Monday that the teen pleaded guilty to one count each of promoting terrorism and possession of a prohibited weapon.

Prosecutors say a disposition of his case indicates he will go to the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections.

The boy was arrested in May 2021 after authorities found a pipe bomb and preparation for a second in a back room of his home.

He was already on the FBI's radar for terrorism-related social media posts.