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Last updated 11:43PM ET
March 5, 2021
7th Graders Arrested for Bringing Explosive to School
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Four Montgomery junior high students, two 12-year-olds and two 13-year-olds, were placed in juvenile detention Wednesday for bringing a homemade bomb to their school.

According to Montgomery Police Captain Huey Thornton, a spokesman, the incident happened at about 10 a.m. at Bellingrath Junior High School. He said each boy was charged with rendering a terrorist threat and possession of explosive. All the criminal charges are felonies.

Thornton said the boys are accused of bringing a bottle filled with various types of household chemicals and planned to explode it in a restroom.

Montgomery County School Superintendent John Dilworth said another student overheard the boys and alerted a school security officer about the bomb.

The boys, whose names were withheld due to the ages, were suspended. Dilworth also said each could be expelled from school.

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