Denton Boys Acquitted
Two young Denton residents have been cleared of plotting to conduct a US-style high school massacre. We are pleased to report that they live in Denton, Manchester, not here in Norfolk.
This rather bizarre case saw two teenagers accused of planning an attack on teachers and fellow-students at Audenshaw High School, based on a real incident at Columbine, Colorado in 1999. However the jury accepted the boys’ claims that they were merely indulging in “fantasy” and threw out the prosecution.
Further details are available at the Guardian Website.