Kansas 6th Grader Faces Felony in Bomb Case

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) -- A 12-year-old northeast Kansas boy accused of taking an explosive device to school faces felony and misdemeanor charges.

The Tonganoxie sixth-grader made his first appearance Monday in Leavenworth County District Court to face a felony charge of unlawful possession of explosives in an occupied building, a felony. He's also charged with carrying and concealing an explosive, a misdemeanor.

The middle school student was taken into custody Thursday after school officials confiscated a homemade device that the town's mayor said could have injured or killed had it detonated. The cardboard device had a fuse and was packed with BBs and the powder of two M-80s.

A bomb squad safely detonated the device at a nearby quarry. The student is serving a 10-day suspension


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 38446644