Boy May Face Charges For Bringing "Bomb" To School

Police in Alabama say a 12-year-old boy may face criminal charges because he brought a bomb to school.

It happened at Falkville Elementary, about 40 miles southwest of Huntsville.

The principal of the school says the boy gave the device to another student, and it was later confiscated by a teacher.

Police say the boy said he didn't plan to use the bomb at the school.

They say the bomb was made with three fire crackers taped together with copper wire.

Police say there wasn't a battery attached to the device.

The boy has been suspended from school.


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  • by Mike Location: Richlands on Oct 5, 2009 at 01:00 AM
    "taped" together with wire, huh? Usually when I tape something together I use TAPE. How about bound together with wire or something more appropriate than taped with wire. Also, I am an EOD technician and I would not consider that a bomb, but regardless it does not belong in a school.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 3, 2009 at 12:46 PM
    Excuse me but that is hardly a bomb.That is 3 firecrackers.
  • by Jeff Location: Winterville on Oct 3, 2009 at 11:04 AM
    exactly! The boy is old enough to know better. Throw the book at him. Make him do community service.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 3, 2009 at 09:57 AM
    MAY face charges? Alabama huh? Figures.
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