Texas high school student arrested after revealing ISIS-inspired plot to carry out mass shooting

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A 17-year-old North Texas student is accused of criminal solicitation of capital murder and making a terroristic threat in an Islamic State-inspired plot to carry out a mass shooting at suburban Dallas mall, officials said. 

The teen, Matin Azizi-Yarand, who lives with his parents in Plano, was arrested and is being held at the Collin County Jail on $3 million bond. He now faces up to life in prison for criminal solicitation and up to 10 years in prison for making a terroristic threat.

Officials said in an arrest affidavit Azizi-Yarand talked online with a FBI source starting in December 2017 and told the informant how he wanted to conduct a terrorist attack. Over the course of four months, investigators said the suspect communicated with two informants and an undercover agent about possible targets that included an unnamed school, a Hindu temple and then Stonebriar Centre mall in Frisco.

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