School Remains Closed After Teenager Detonates Two Pipe Bombs

A Northern California high school remains closed a day after a 17-year-old boy armed with a chain saw, sword and explosives detonated two pipe bombs.

The explosions Monday morning at Hillsdale High School in San Mateo didn't cause injuries or serious damage, but the 1,270-student school was evacuated and remained a crime scene Tuesday.

Police arrested the boy after a teacher tackled him. The teen was wearing a vest laden with pipe bombs.

Police identified him as a former student but won't release his name because he is a minor.

Authorities have not discussed a possible motive for the attack.

Detectives are preparing search warrant affidavits for the boy's home, and prosecutors are deciding whether to charge him as an adult.


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  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Aug 25, 2009 at 12:47 PM
    Proof that if a criminal can't get a gun, then they'll use other weapons.You can't stop criminals by legislating weapons. You have to either keep the criminals locked away, or execute them.Simple as that.If a man is of mind to commit a crime, then he'll find a way to do it!
  • by Keith Location: Greenville on Aug 25, 2009 at 12:24 PM
    Good job to the teacher. I hope that the children at this school will be able to do well this semester with out fear of another attack.
  • by Wilma on Aug 25, 2009 at 11:00 AM
    Well, this kid will obviously be expelled. Put this on his permanent record, try him as an adult, and make him serve 5 years in the men's room at the local prison.
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