Is there a household, anywhere in the developed world, that doesn’t contain electronic parts, and “chemicals that when mixed together could cause an explosion”?
sodium bicarbonate and acetic acid could cause an explosion.
Hmmm...”kind, loving and brilliant”...the typical description provided by the mother of a psychopath, especially the “brilliant” part.
I’d suspect there were other red flags that mother is not mentioning. And as for school authorities being a little nervous because of Newtown, I’d say that’s reasonable because these psychotics always find the actions of other psychotics to be inspiring and worthy of imitation. Another high school student, right around the time of the CT massacre, was planning on blowing up his school but fortunately boasted about it and was turned in by somebody.
If the kid is just an amateur inventor, I’m sure he’ll be fine. But it’s certainly best not to take chances - in case he’s not the next Thomas Edison after all.
16-year old student at Cedar Creek High School in Atlantic County was arrested after police found bomb-making materials in his home.
According to the Press of Atlantic City, a teacher at the school noticed the boy had drawings of weapons in his notebook. She reported it to authorities and when investigators went to the boys home they found chemicals and electronic parts that could be used to form a bomb. The student was placed in Harborfields Detention Center.
A sweep of the school revealed no bombs. No threat had been made by the student. Cedar Creek is a magnet school that focuses on engineering, environmental sciences and hands-on learning.
Police Chief Pat Moran said there was no indication that any danger had been posed to the school or to any person. The family cooperated with the investigation.
Drawing of a glove (or hand) on fire, something I saw on many a notebook when I was in school in the 1980’s. This triggers a search of a home, where items, if combined in certain combinations, might result in an explosive device that is then translated into a possession of an explosive device charge??
Wow, someone wake me when reality starts again.
When I was in gramer school 65 years ago I went to the drug store and bought the chemicals and made black powder.
I then made rockets out of artillery shells and fire crackers.
Almost every household has the ability to make a Molotov cocktail. A bottle, a rag, a match, gasoline/ kerosine etc.
Perhaps the 4th amendment will be routinely circumvented on the baseless grounds of malicious hearsay, and suspicion of psychiatric illnesses. Government monitoring of electronic health records will be justified, and conservatism and libertarianism will be a DSM mental disorder. Same thing happened in the Soviet Union.
Back in fifth grade (1957) I used to make my own gunpowder and M-80’s. I made rocket fuel out of nitrate and powdered sugar and then launched my own homemade rockets in the schoolyard. No body gave a damn.Carbide was a hoot esp. in blowing the lid off old paint cans.We bought strike anywhere matches and attached them to the ends of homemade arrows. They ignited when shot against a brick wall.We even attached the homemade M80’s to arrows and shot them into the air like aerial bombs.One of the coolest things was spraying lighter fluid on the bottom of your shoes,igniting it, and running down the street afire at night . These activities were sooooo evil that I became a middle school science teacher for 35 years because of it .
Don’t Mentos and diet coke explode under the right conditions? Time to raid all the kwik-e-marts. 200+ years of freedom was clearly too much.
I just watched “October Sky” recently. Could you imagine what they would do with Homer Hickem today?
I wonder what “daddy” thinks.
I suspect that the pigs didn’t get a warrant and the parents consented. Pretty dumb thing to do...
"He drew a glove with flames coming out of it," his mother said.
That's the whole story right there. Don't let neurotic fascists near your children. Home school!
“electronic parts and several chemicals that when mixed together could cause an explosion”
This current state of paranoia is getting a tad bit ridiculous. A kid drawing a flaming glove picture? Gimme a break. I remember kids in class drawing pictures of decapitated heads, stab wounds, etc. And while we’re at it, in my garage: gasoline, lawn/garden chemicals, batteries, etc. And in my basement: paint thinner, Drano, Clorox, ammonia, lamp oil, miscellaneous small parts, etc.
“They found electronic parts and several chemicals that when mixed together could cause an explosion.”
Cell phone, Etch-a-Sketch, CVS cold pack...book him!
And don’t forget the poison gas attack potential of chlorine bleach and household ammonia! Plainly every old-fashioned housekeeper who keeps supplies of both is intent on murderous mayhem!
My chili ingredients have been known to cause multiple explosions.
I doubt the mother has a clue about chemistry and what is explosive or not. She is female
I hold any kid who has not made black powder in low regard. It is what one does growing up.
We are so willing to give up our freedom and liberty for a false sense of security — we don’t deserve either anymore.
We need someone brave enough to stand up and say “yes, some kid might build a bomb and blow up a school, but that’s just the cost of freedom.”
Because we all have the parts for a bomb in our houses. And if we have the internet, we have the directions for the bomb.