Whistleblower teen comes out of shadows

Whistleblower teen comes out of shadows

CLEARFIELD Utah (ABC 4 News) - For a year, the student who blew the whistle on her friends about a plot to blow up the school is telling her story.
CLEARFIELD Utah (ABC 4 News) – For nearly a year, Megan Wehrman kept quiet about her role in a foiled bomb plot at her high school.

Last year she was a senior at Roy High School when she learned of a bomb plot.

She was then faced of becoming a whistleblower or ratting out on her two friends.

It started with a text from Josh Hoggan, her close friend at the school

“He was sad and was going to kill everybody and I thought he was venting,” she says.

But she soon learned the school was about to be bombed.

Hoggan and Dallin Morgan her friends had devised a well thought out plan.

Wehrman says the next text “explosives, airport and airplane” really made her scared.

“I asked what do you mean and he says we’re not going to crash it, he says we’re just going to kill and go to a country that won’t send us back to the U.S.,” recalls Wehrman.

Wehrman was in a state of shock when she went to school the next day.

Her parents told her to tell the principal.

She did, but wanted to remain anonymous.

“This was too big not to tell, I had to tell somebody,” says Wehrman. “If he was really going to bomb the school what was going to happen to my brother? What was going to happen to my friends? So I had to do it.”

Police came to the school and found evidence of the bomb plot in the lockers of the two teens..

“I felt horrible that’s why I didn’t want to do it,” she says. “I got two of my friends in a lot of trouble.”

Both boys were convicted planning to bomb their school.

18 year old Morgan was sentenced to 105 days in jail and then 16-year old Hogban was sent to six months to a juvenile facility.

Wehrman says he was just released and he contacted her through Facebook.

“His last line was I want to thank you and that shocked me the most and I text him back saying I’m sorry Josh, I didn’t mean for you to get into trouble,” she says. “I didn’t think it would get this big. And he says I’m the one who should be saying sorry. You did the right thing. It took a lot of guts to do it. Don’t be sorry.”

Wehrman says her two friends were victims of bullying at Roy High. In fact that’s what got the interest of PBS. The national network approached the principal at Roy High to see if they could make contact with the classmate who foiled the bomb plot.

Wehrman’s name had never been released up to that point.

“I didn’t want anyone to know back then,” she says.

And the school administration kept it a secret. But when PBS came knocking last month, Wehrman agreed to do the interview.

Ever since then word leaked out about her role and her phone has been ringing as members of the media seek to do a story on her.

“Josh and Dallin were bullied at the school,” she says. “Everyone made fun of them. But what they did wasn’t right.”

She says she feels better knowing that Josh no longer is mad at her. But she says hopefully students will learn bullying needs to stop.

“People need to be nicer,” she says.
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