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Crime Crime Escondido

Teen arrested for possession of destructive device

ESCONDIDO — Sheriff’s deputies responded to the San Pasqual Academy on a report from staff that a 15-year-old male resident was detained for detonating an explosive device (toilet bowl / plastic bottle acid bomb). Upon arrival no other destructive devices were located. The preliminary investigation determined that the 15-year-old constructed the device out of toilet bowl cleaner and aluminum foil, placed within a plastic soda bottle.

A teacher / staff member observed it and picked it up. The suspect warned the staff member to get rid of it, as it would explode. The bottle was tossed into nearby bushes and a few minutes later the device exploded.

No injuries occurred as a result of the explosion. The youth was arrested for possession of destructive device and booked into Juvenile Hall.