Skip to comments.Pickens High student arrested for pipe bomb
Posted on 03/01/2012 3:16:14 AM PST by Pfesser
A Pickens High student was found with a pipe bomb after returning home from school Wednesday, according to statements from Sheriff Donnie Craig.
Sheriff Craig said information available from the investigation, which is continuing, was that the student hadnt shown it to anyone on campus, made any threats or had any definite plans for the incendiary device.
Craig said the pipe bomb was not particularly sophisticated and was discovered by a parent after the student arrived back home.
From the investigation thus far, Craig said it appeared that no one at school knew that the student had it.
Craig wanted to assure parents that the school had been searched from one end to the other with no other devices found. Buses and all common areas were also searched. He said numerous agencies with specially trained dogs assisted in the search Wednesday afternoon and evening to clear the campus.
He said extra deputies would be on hand Thursday. But he said this didnt appear to be tied to any specific threats or in relation to the school shooting making news in Ohio.
There will be extra deputies on campus and they will be paying close attention, he said.
The student was arrested and charged with possession of incendiary device on school grounds.
Craig said they would continue the investigation Wednesday night and would know more by the time classes started Thursday.
A call from the school's phone system alerted parents to the situation and assured them that the campus had been searched and would be secure Thursday.
The parents called the cops on their own kid?
Why weren’t teachers called? ....Union Rules.
Damned if you do and damned if you don’t.
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