The American teenager accused of plotting a bombing attack on his school in Albany, Oregon, wanted his car stereo to blare the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 soundtrack. Specifically, the song from the infamous “No Russian” mission, as he carried out his assault, according to his handwritten plans, police there said.
At 11:10am local time, on the day of his attack, Grant Acord, 17, would “Get gear out of trunk. Carry duffle in one hand, napalm firebomb in the other, walk towards school with (Airport Stalk music from the Call of Duty video game) blasting out of car.”
He’d then light and throw his improvised napalm firebomb, “unzip bag and begin firing”, and then “cooly state: ‘The Russian grim reaper is here.'”
“Airport Stalk” (above) was the music during “No Russian,” the controversial fourth mission in the singleplayer campaign of 2009’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. In it, the player is undercover among a group of terrorists as they massacre a crowd of civilians in the Moscow airport.
The mission was made optional in light of its upsetting content. Its release in some nations was edited so that a player failed if he opened fire on the civilians along with the NPC terrorists.
Police said Acord’s timeline was titled “The (Loosely Stated) Plan AKA Worst case Scenario” and it contained a detailed series of steps beginning at 7.30am, culminating in an 11.10am assault. Acord intended to kill himself “before S.W.A.T. engages me”, according to the plan. Police are not saying when Acord intended to carry out the attack, but he still planned to buy more firearms and build more bombs before doing so. Authorities pipe bombs and other explosives under the floorboards of Acord’s bedroom when they raided his home on Thursday night, on a tip from a fellow student.
Acord is being charged as an adult with 19 counts, including attempted aggravated murder and making and possessing bombs. He’s being held on $US2 million bond.
Prosecutors: Teen’s plan to attack school included napalm, background music [CNN — h/t mr_raccoon]