US teen accused of helping man join Islamic State

March 5, 2015 3:04 AM

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A 17-year-old Northern Virginia high school student who federal authorities believe successfully helped a man make his way to Syria to fight with the Islamic State has been taken into custody, according to the boy's neighbours and an official familiar with the case.

The boy, a student at Prince William County's Osbourn Park High School, is charged only as a juvenile, but federal prosecutors are navigating the intensive legal process to move the case into adult court, an official said.

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