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Cops: Teens Were Planning Attack on Virginia School Prom

Police say two Virginia teens who were planning an attack on a high-school prom over the weekend have been arrested. Michael Coleman, 18, and an unnamed 17-year-old were arrested and charged with conspiring to commit a terrorist attack at the Bayside High School prom in Virginia Beach on June 9, police announced. The teens were taken into custody after police said they found a semi-automatic rifle in a room they were sharing at the hotel where prom was taking place Saturday night. The suspects were not students at the school and were placed under police watch when they bought tickets to the event. “It was unusual for someone not associated with the high school, or with anyone at the high school, to want to buy a ticket to show up at that particular event,” Virginia Beach Police Chief Jim Cervera said. “Based on this information, the police department and the school safety department developed an enhanced security plan for the prom.”