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Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

The Oregon teenager accused of plotting an attack on his high school has obsessive-compulsive disorder brought on in a rare way: a strep infection. That's according to his mother. 

West Albany High School students are praising one of their classmates as a hero. Truman Templeton sounded the alarm that a fellow student was plotting what officials call "mass murder" at his high school. Seventeen-year-old Grant Acord is being held on $2 million bail after his initial court appearance Tuesday. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports.

Chris Lehman / Northwest News Network

A 17-year-old student from Albany, Ore., appeared in court Tuesday afternoon on charges of plotting to bomb his high school. On the first day back for students, the sign in front of the campus says simply, “West Albany High School is family.”