Student in Custody for Taking Bomb to School

Student in Custody for Taking Bomb to School

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(Hyde Park-AP) -- A 12-year-old Cedar Ridge Middle School student was taken into custody after authorities confiscated and detonated a small, home-made bomb that the boy allegedly took to school.

North Park police Chief Kim Hawkes said the student showed the device to classmates yesterday. It was about the size of a softball and wrapped in duct tape. Hawkes said the youth told fellow students he'd made other bombs but never detonated one.

Students reported the incident to school administrators, who called the boy to the office. The student produced the device and police were called.

The device was taken to a field southwest of the school and detonated by bomb technicians, who said it could have caused injury.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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