VENTURA (AP) — Police say a 15-year-old student planted two homemade explosive devices at a Southern California high school, one of them blowing up in the cafeteria and slightly injuring a fellow student.

The injured girl was treated by the school nurse for redness on her leg and wasn’t hospitalized.

Ventura Sgt. Jack Richards says officers arrested the teenager after Wednesday’s explosions at Buena High School. The youth was cited for investigation of causing an explosion with intent to injure or intimidate and he was released to his parents.

Investigators told the Ventura County Star on Thursday that it was apparently a prank.

The bombs were made of chemicals and placed inside plastic bottles. While a school resource officer was investigating the cafeteria explosion, a second device blew up in a planter nearby.

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Comments (2)
  1. Kevin says:

    What a slap on the wrist by law enforcement. This is the problem with California. This kid injured another student and all he received was a citation. I’m sure he’ll be expelled (hopefully), but that’s an academic issue. This kid is a domestic terrorist or criminal in the making.

  2. Sparky says:

    A prank? Since they don’t seem to want to jail juveniles, I hope the kid gets some psychiatric evaluation and treatment. The parents could probably use some parenting training.

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