Bomb conspiracy uncovered at Roy High; two arrested

Posted at 12:39 AM, Jan 26, 2012
and last updated 2012-01-27 13:45:53-05

Two Roy High School students were arrested Wednesday after they allegedly conspired to set off a bomb at a school assembly.

Dallin Todd Morgan, 18, and another student, age 16, made maps of the school and collected information about security systems, Roy police told FOX 13 News. The students allegedly considered stealing a plane from the nearby Ogden-Hinckley Airport to make their getaway.

“Everything would indicate that there was a lot of planning and preparation that had been going on for up to two to three months by these two individuals at Roy High School,” said Roy Police Chief Greg Whinham. “We’re very fortunate today that we were able to intercept some information prior to them being able to take any substantial steps toward harming any kids at Roy High.”

School administrators uncovered the plan after school resource officers were alerted. The Weber County Bomb Disposal Unit and K9 units responded to the school, but no explosive materials were found.

Whinham said the investigation is expected to take several weeks. Police aren’t sure what the students’ motive may have been.

Four searches related to the alleged conspiracy were conducted and Roy High School is not at risk, Whinham said. Two vehicles and two homes were searched, but police did not disclose the nature of the items found. Classes at Roy High School are still in session.

Whinham said Morgan was booked into the Weber County Jail on suspicion of conspiracy to commit an offense of mass destruction. Roy police will present information from their investigation to the Weber County Attorney to determine whether or not additional charges will be filed.