Teen Who Foiled Bomb Plot: 'I'm Glad I Came Forward'

Grant Acord's friend says he came forward when he no longer felt safe in school.
2:08 | 05/29/13

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Now to the breaking new details on that school bomb plot and an organize on high school foiled by police after a teenager tipped them off that a fellow student was planning a columbine-style attack. The suspect is now being held on $2 million bail. Abc's neal karlinsky has more. Reporter:17-year-old grant acord barely spoke as he appeared in court to face a half dozen charges connected with plotting a school massacre. Yes, your honor. Reporter: He did not enter a plea but this morning police say it's one of his friends now doing the talking and averting a disaster. I'm glad I came forward. Reporter:11th grader truman templeton says he made what he called the nervous decision to speak up because o acord's increasingly frightening behavior. The tipping point for me was when I was, you know, just worried about being in school and I thought at that point, okay, school is supposed to be a safe, secure environment. I should not have to worry about this kind of stuff. Reporter: He said acord bragged he cou make bombs and brought a copy of the "anarchist's cookbook" to school. He told his mother who told a friend in law enforcement. The plot police say they unraveled involved homemade bombs and a handwritten game plan in which acord allegedly wrote he would show up at school with music blaring calmly state the russian grim reaper is here, throw smoke bombs before walking in and finally kill myself before s.W.A.T. Engages me. The school's principal says plain and simple, templeton saved them all. You believe this boy is a hero. Absolutely I do. Absolutely. And I know t the student body and the staff feel exact same way. What story would you rather seen 0 the news tomorrow? The story about a disaster that was prevented or an event that had occurred. Reporter: At least one other student also reportedly heard acord talk about bombs, but only truman templeton spoke up and this morning, he's being hailed as a hero because he refused to stay quiet. For "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, albany, oregon.

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