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Ala. bomb plot influenced by Conn. attack

PHENIX CITY, Ala. — An Alabama teenager who described himself as a white supremacist made journal entries about a plot to bomb classmates three days after the Newtown school massacre and began building homemade explosives, a sheriff said Monday.

Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor said he believed the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary was a factor because the first date in the teen’s journal describing the plan was Dec. 17, three days after the Connecticut killings.

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