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October 4, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Student arrested for bringing explosive device to Seattle school

A student at Eckstein Middle School was arrested this morning for bringing a small improvised explosive device to school, Seattle police said.

School staff called police after finding components for the device during a search of the student’s backpack, police said. The device was not fully assembled and resembled a large firework, according to SPD Arson/Bomb Squad Sgt. Verner O’Quinn.

“Unless it was close to somebody, it would have only caused minor damage,” O’Quinn said.

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