Utah Teen Arrested In ISIS-Inspired Bomb Attempt

Utah Teen Arrested In ISIS-Inspired Bomb Attempt

Troy Powers
March 8, 2018

Authorities in Hurricane, Utah, found the bomb on Monday after students at Pine View High School reported "a suspicious backpack that had smoke coming from it", according to a statement from the St. George Police Department. After a bomb-sniffing canine confirmed the explosive was real, bomb techs disarmed the device, which police said could have caused "significant injury or death".

Yukon school officials say they were recently made aware of the threat directed at the school by the student.

"A warrant was served on the residence of that juvenile and items were located that were consistent with the materials used to build the device placed at Pine View".

The suspect was a student at the Pine View High School and was attending classes at the time of his arrest.

"The Topsham Police Department is confident he is the sole suspect in this investigation and thanks to a connected person, we were able to close this investigation successfully", the department said in a Facebook post.

"I was just really scared", said one student.

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Police told FOX23 that someone reportedly walked into an area hospital with bullet wounds Monday afternoon and said that the shooting happened near the school.

Officers responded to the school to investigate, but Adelante High School students had already been dismissed for the day.

Police are "awaiting to see if juvenile probation charges him", Riviere said.

The school of around 1,100 students was evacuated to a football stadium where the suspect was arrested.

They have not identified the victims or suspects. He said that since the mass shooting February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, security has been boosted at all schools in the district.

Investigators said someone found two threatening notes at the school near 21st Street and 67th East Avenue. The bus driver reported it to police and the teenager was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats.