Students charged after explosive device found at Mississippi middle school

Courtesy: WJTV

VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) – Two  students have been charged in connection to an explosive device found on school property.

Around noon on Wednesday, Dec. 9, authorities responded to a bomb threat at Warren Central Jr. High.

The school was evacuated and a device was found in a backpack and later removed by a robot and detonated.

No injuries were reported.

Investigators executed a search warrant at 5:30 p.m. at one of the student’s home. They removed materials believed to be used in the construction of the explosive device from the residence.

One student was charged with possession of an explosive device and a weapon (knife) on school property.

The other student taken into custody was charged with a weapon (knife) on school property.

Investigators have not linked the second student as being involved in the making or transporting the explosive device to Warren Central Jr. High.

Investigators determined the device would have caused minor to no damage if detonated.

Both students were placed in the Warren County Detention Center pending a youth court hearing.

The Clinton Police Bomb Squad, agents from the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) assisted with the threat.

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