A Loughborough neo-Nazi accused of planning a “new Columbine” massacre has admitted possessing parts which could be used to make for improvised explosive devices (IEDs).
The 17-year-old EDL supporter, who is said have planned terrorist attacks on Loughborough University, the local cinema, and council offices, was caught with canisters of carbon dioxide.
He had initially denied the charge but changed his plea half way through the trial. The teenager, who cannot be named, has already pleaded guilty to possessing an offensive weapon.
He denies possessing an article for a purpose connected with terrorism and possessing a document likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.
The teenager confessed during Facebook chats to being consumed with “rage, hate, sadness and depression”, and got irate when taunted about not having a girlfriend, the Old Bailey has heard.
He is accused of stockpiling knives, explosives, petrol and pipe bombs, and air guns in his bedroom while plotting the terrorist attack. He allegedly wanted to carry out a Columbine High School-style massacre at his former school.
The trial continues.