Alabama Student Accused of Bringing Bomb to School

FALKVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Police say a 12-year-old Falkville
Elementary School student is facing criminal charges for taking a
small bomb to school.

Principal Layne Dillard says the 12-year-old says he brought the
bomb to school to show off. Dillard says the child gave it to a
classmate. He says a teacher took the device from that child before
he got on the bus to go home.

Falkville Police Chief Chris Free describes the bomb as three
fire crackers and copper wire taped together. Free says the wire
was a delay that would connect to a battery as the ignition device,
and that the student did not have a battery. He says the child told
authorities he did not intend to use the bomb at school.

Information from: The Decatur Daily,

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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