Skip to comments.Police questioning Country Day students and parents (about homemade bomb at school)
Posted on 11/21/2006 8:19:53 AM PST by Amelia
Savannah Country Day students could face up to 20 years in prison for manufacturing an explosive device, police said.
At least three students, ages 14-15, are the target of an investigation into why the bomb was made and why it ended up at the southside private school last week, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police spokesman Sgt. Mike Wilson said.
In addition to the students, investigators are also questioning several parents and school officials.
Investigators are also probing why police were not called until Saturday afternoon.
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Well, in my youth scientifically inclined boys [can't remember anything about the ladies of similar predilections, though. What did Larry Summers say about women in science?]- so, scientifically inclined boys used to go through "pyrotechnic phase". That included pyrotechnics, rocketry, and homemade high explosives. Maybe these energies could be usefully channeled into something like Junior special forces [akin to Junior ROTC], to better serve the national interest.
Still true, I think...the most frequently asked question from boys in physical science is "When are we going to blow something up??" ;-)
So, there would be no story here other than rules put in place following 9-11 and the youngsters attending an exclusive, private school. Let's bash rich kids and their parents, seems to me in this case.
Years ago my children attended this school. Teachers and staff were excellent. Kids do stuff. Doesn't warrant anything other than a good talking to by parents and school staff IMO. Much ado about prejudice, looks like.
Actually, if I were to *bash* anyone, it would be the principal for storing the bomb for a day, then calling the police.
I suspect you'd see some different responses from many FReepers had it been a public school, however.
10-4. My guess is the principal wanted to deal with the situation internally and through the parents. The school's attorney was likely consulted and insisted the incident be reported to police.
Youngster's lives are sometimes derailed by silly, thoughtless incidents. Hope this doesn't happen to these boys.
Yes, and I hope it was just a childish prank.
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