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Danish teen convicted of planning to bomb Jewish school
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Danish teen convicted of planning to bomb Jewish school

A Danish court convicted a 17-year-old girl of planning to bomb two schools in Denmark, including a Jewish one, using homemade bombs.

The girl, who was not named in the Holbaek District Court on Tuesday because she is a minor, was convicted of “attempting a terrorist act,” which can carry a life sentence, according to reports. She was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday.

A convert to Islam, the teen reportedly expressed sympathies for the Islamic State in posts on social media.

Prosecutors had said she was inspired by Omar El-Hussein, the terrorist who perpetrated an attack against a Copenhagen synagogue in 2015.

The teen was arrested in 2016 for allegedly planning bombing attacks on the Jewish school in Copenhagen and another school in Denmark. She had acquired chemicals to create the explosives, according to Danish prosecutors.

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
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