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Florida teen accused of making bomb threat against school

Posted at 10:35 AM, Dec 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-14 10:35:50-05

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A 16-year-old central Florida boy is accused of making a bomb threat against his high school.

Daytona Beach police say the teen told other students at Father Lopez Catholic High School to stay home on Friday because he planned to have some "explosive fun."

The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/2hvh2DZ ) reports the teen told school officials he had no intention of blowing up the school.

An arrest report notes that a dismantled iPod was in the student's backpack, which school officials saw as an attempt to make a detonation device. The teen and his father said the boy was trying to repair it.

The teens told investigators other students have called him a "nerd" and a "school shooter" type, so his "explosive comment was an attempt to play along.

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Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com

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