Two Georgia teens who were accused of plotting to firebomb their school in 2017 pleaded guilty on Friday.
Alfred Dupree, 19, and Victoria McCurley, 18, pleaded guilty in Cherokee County Superior Court in Canton, Georgia.
The pair are due to be sentenced on Monday for a plot to launch a violent attack at Etowah High School in 2017, the Cherokee Tribune & Ledger News reported.
“The real hero in my opinion is the initial person who made the call, made the tip,” Sheriff Frank Reynolds told reporters at a press conference. “We don’t want to take anything for granted. There’s always an opportunity that something could’ve happened, and God forbid something would have.”
Police received a tip about the two students Monday night and followed up by serving search warrants at both of their homes, WSB-TV reports.
Since their arrest, they have been detained at a local jail, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
They were charged as adults with six counts of conspiracy to commit murder, one count of conspiracy to commit arson, and one count of unlawful possession of a destructive device.
The defendants could face decades of prison time, though a specific sentence has not yet been handed down.