A middle school and a high school in Bangor, Michigan were placed on lock down on Friday, April, 19, 2013, after at least 2 explosives detonated inside of the schools, reports MLIVE.com.
Parents allegedly received automated alerts that “at least three explosive devices” had detonated and rushed to pick up their children:
“She doesn’t want to go but she’s coming home,” “said Pamela Lowe, as she waited for her daughter, a 10th grader at the high school.
Authorities have not confirmed a third device.
Bangor Public Schools Superintendent Ron Parker said that the simple devices — known as “works” or “pop bombs” — were created using drain cleaner and aluminum in soda bottles.
“It wasn’t a big explosion,” Parker recalled. “The locker didn’t even open.”
The lock down was lifted by 11:30 A.M. and a 15-year-old student was taken into custody.
According to MLIVE, the student is a special needs boy who claims that he planted the devices on a dare from another student:
“There’s no doubt who did it and he readily admitted it,” Parker said.
The teen has been taken into custody and charged with 4 felonies — “two counts each of placement of explosives involving a vulnerable target and placing an offensive substance with intent to alarm,” Van Buren County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Keith Robinson n a statement.