Homemade bomb detonated in Detroit, MI school, 14-year-old charged

Legal News for Michigan Criminal Attorneys. A boy was charged for bringing a home made explosive of chemicals to school, where it was set off.

Michigan criminal lawyer alerts- No one injured when homemade bomb went off in school.

Detroit, MI (News)—A young teen was charged in connection with an explosion, which occurred when his homemade bomb was set off inside the Phoenix Multi-Cultural Academy on Wednesday, March 3, 2010. Thankfully, no one was injured during the blast, according to information provided by USA Today and the Detroit Free Press.

Detroit Public School district officials reported that a 14-year-old middle school student brought the explosive, fashioned from household chemicals, to the Phoenix Academy where it was detonated at approximately 8:20 a.m., on the third floor hallway of the school, located at 7735 Lane Street. As school district authorities rushed to evacuate students and faculty from the academy, officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Detroit Police Department (DPD) and Detroit Fire Department (DFD) responded to the scene to investigate.

A woman who lives across the street from the school, identified as 22-year-old Corine Jennings, who has a daughter in attendance at the school, reported seeing students running out of the academy. When Michelle Neville, Corine’s sister, contacted the school in regards to what they had witnessed, she was informed that a “fire drill” was in progress. The students were evacuated from the school to Roberto Clemente Learning Academy as a bomb squad swept the building.

The unidentified 14-year-old boy was reportedly charged with “possessing an explosive device with unlawful intent and creating a disturbance at school”, by the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Michigan Criminal Lawyers.

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