Police: Student had explosive material at high school - FOX 13 News

Police: Student had explosive material at high school

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A 16-year-old student at Bartow High School was arrested Monday for allegedly detonating some sort of explosive material on school grounds.

It appears the explosion was rather small in size, police said. No one was hurt and no property was damaged, according to investigators.

However, it was enough for the student to be arrested and charged with making and discharging a destructive device.

It happened around 7 a.m. at Bartow High at 1270 South Broadway Avenue. The student had a plastic bottle with several different ingredients, investigators said. The student then allegedly added the ingredients and placed the cap on the bottle, causing an explosion.

The student was taken to the juvenile assessment center.

We've received several phone calls from parents who are upset because the school did not notify them of the incident. The school has not said what material the student had.

The sound of the explosion was as loud as a firecracker. We''ve contacted the school district, and officials told us Tuesday morning they're looking into why the parents were not notified.

Stay with FOX 13 for updates.

FOX 13 is not naming the student because they are a minor.

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