Jefferson: Student suspended after bringing dynamite on campus

1:58 PM, Nov 14, 2012   |    comments
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JEFFERSON -- Ashtabula County Sheriff's deputies say an Ashtabula County Technical and Career Center student brought what one deputy described as "dynamite" to the center on Friday.

The boy, who has been suspended for 10 days and may face expulsion, brought the explosive -- described as a "cylindrical" object, about four inches in length, that was capped on both ends, with a small fuse protruding from the center -- to the center Friday and told at least one student that he might set it off in the center's auto mechanics class.

Right after classes started Friday, a student reported it to school officials, who called law enforcement.

The item was found in the boy's backpack. He then told deputies that he wasn't going to set it off in the center but was going to meet a friend after school and "blow stuff up."

Asked how he obtained it, the boy, from Geneva Township, said it had been in his garage at home and that his father had gotten it from someone in Pennsylvania.

Deputies took the device and turned it over the Lake County Bomb Squad for detonation.

The center is located on a 250-acre campus located 3.5 miles east of Jefferson, at the intersection of Route 167 and Garrett Road.


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