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Court Documents Reveal Contents Of Hoax Bombs

By: Lisa Ferrari Email
By: Lisa Ferrari Email

April 3, 2007

Court documents revealed what was found inside two hoax bombs that closed down two Albemarle County schools last week.

According to court documents, investigators searched the home of one of the juvenile suspects in this case, looking for computers, documents on bomb making, PVC pipe, duct tape, spray paint and anything else that could have been used to make hoax bombs.

The court granted the search warrant based on a police affidavit describing some of the alleged facts of the case. Three hoax bombs and a threatening letter were discovered last Tuesday at Henley Middle and Brownsville Elementary schools, prompting the closure of the schools.

Inside those fake pipe bombs, we have learned, was potting soil.
The threatening letter warned there were numerous devices located at several area schools.

CBS19 has also learned one of the suspects may have bragged about making the threats and allegedly someone may have seen one suspect researching how to make a bomb on the internet.

Shortly after the search warrant was issued two Henley Middle School students were arrested.

We spoke with the mother of one of the kids who stepped up as a witness in this case. She applauded her son for doing the right thing and said it's not too late for other kids who know something to come forward.

The mother of one of the juveniles arrested told CBS19 she wishes she could comment. Her son is charged with four felonies as well as another boy. Both juveniles face incarceration until they are 21 if they are convicted.


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