Danish 16-year-old Girl Accused of Plotting Attack on Jewish School

Teen has been arrested on suspicion of plotting an attack against a Jewish school in Copenhagen, after police found explosive chemicals in her possession.

Headmaster Jan G. Hansen, right, talks to the press as police are seen in front of the Jewish school that a 16-year-old Danish girl is accused of plotting to attack. March 8. 2016.
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Danish prosecutors say a 16-year-old girl who was arrested in January was planning bomb attacks against a Jewish school in Copenhagen and another school in Denmark.

Prosecutors presented the preliminary charges against her and a 24-year-old man suspected of being her accomplice in a court hearing Tuesday in Holbaek, northwest of the Danish capital.

Prosecutor Kristian Kirk told The Associated Press after the hearing that the suspects obtained chemicals and tried to produce explosives with the intent to commit terror attacks against the two schools.

He said police thwarted their plans by arresting them. He declined to give other details.

The suspects, who were not identified, deny the charges. The court extended their pre-trial detention until March 30.