Parents rush to pick up kids after bottle bombs explode in Bangor
Updated: Friday, April 19 2013, 08:21 PM EDT
BANGOR, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Parents rushed to Bangor High and middle schools this morning to pick up their kids after two homemade bottle bombs went off in the schools,
"As a parent I feel safer with them home safe and I know where they're at, don't have to worry about one here one there," says parent Nicole Burrows.
Hundreds of parents took their students home.
"Who knows if they found all of them yet, playing it safe, yeah, playing it safe," says parent Matt Vorva.
One bomb went off in a high school locker, the other in a middle school bathroom. the bottles were filled with drain cleaner and aluminum which combined can explode.
"Because we were going to have a tornado drill they told us we had to go into lockdown and they said it wasn't a drill. Then there was another boom and the teachers started running," says one student.
The schools went on lockdown for two hours while police searched every locker for more of the bombs.
The 15-year-old behind it was caught almost immediately and administrators say he confessed to everything.
There were no injuries or damage but he will likely face charges.
"Truly believe there was no intent of harm or anything like that, knowing this person. I just think it's a bad decision. He's a good kid and he made a bad choice," says principal Jeff Melvin.