Jury: Calif. teen guilty in school pipe bomb case

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Posted: Mar 28, 2011 6:10 PM
Jury: Calif. teen guilty in school pipe bomb case

A Northern California teenager accused of setting off two pipe bombs at his former high school in a plot to kill three former teachers who gave him bad grades has been found guilty of attempted murder and weapons charges.

Jurors on Monday found 18-year-old Alex Youshock guilty on five of the seven felony charges he faced in the 2009 pipe-bombing at Hillsdale High School in San Mateo.

The teen managed to set off two pipe bombs before being tackled by a teacher. Authorities found him wearing a tactical vest and armed with 10 pipe bombs, a chain saw and a sword.

Jurors are still deliberating on two other attempted murder counts.

After the final verdicts are in, they will have to decide whether Youshock was sane while committing the crimes.