New Jersey Teen Charged With Possessing Explosive Devices

The 16-year-old is under investigation after police found fireworks, shotgun shells in his home.
1:52 | 04/30/13

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An investigation into a series of bomb threats here at -- and high school led police to the sixteen year old. And a cash and improvised explosive devices they were currently builds but police say powerful enough to wreak -- All it took was a sixteen year old with basic all the building know how. Investigators say the unnamed Edison high school student. Filled empty CO2 cartridges with gunpowder and BB pellets that he had extracted from shotgun shells. And then attached -- to the crude devices is form of an idea the question why remains unanswered. But Edison police chief Thomas Bryant says authorities don't believe the sixteen year old how to master planned to detonate his bomb. It's this young man. Was in his room and he was building these -- explosives in his parents had no idea what he was doing. We went to the Edison -- where police arrested the sixteen year old but no one answer. One nervous neighbor agreed to talk to us but asked that we not show his face he -- think that if this house would. Explode just. During the exercise he guys -- -- who didn't followed. Probably -- fifteen minutes up to that after the Boston bombing and Newtown shooting school safety has come front and center. Students at Edison high school have had to deal with a series of bomb threats in recent weeks. And now one of their classmates has been arrested. For building blocks I think this. Bush and inform us more on exactly what's going on -- I still don't really understand the number one complaint from students we talk to their being kept in the dark. The school then tell us anything we heard from the dust had been in the news. The sixteen year old has been released and is charged with possession of a homemade incendiary device. Reporting live in Edison -- -- our channel seven Eyewitness News.

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