SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – A Boston police captain’s son faces 20 years in prison for plotting an attack on a college for the support of the Islamic State of the group.
Alexander Ciccolo is expected to be sentenced Wednesday in Springfield federal court.
Ciccolo agreed to serve 20 years behind bars if he pleaded guilty to terrorism charges in May, a month before he was scheduled to go to court.
Prosecutors say Ciccolo plotted to use guns and explosives to carry out his attack on an unidentified school.
They say that Boston police Capt. Robert Ciccolo of the decision to the attention of the FBI about his son “probably saved the lives of many innocent people.”
Alexander Ciccolo, the lawyers say Ciccolo had a difficult childhood and struggled with alcohol and drug abuse problems. His lawyers say that Ciccolo had no real opportunity to execute his plans.