A North Carolina teenager, his brother and his mother have been charged with several felony counts for possession of weapons of mass destruction in connection with an exploding pen that seriously injured a student and three firefighters.
Jessie Bauguess, 16, is accused of bringing the exploding pen to Turning Point Academy in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday.
Police said Bauguess used information from the Internet to learn how to turn a pen into a weapon.
The device injured a 15-year-old boy after the pen he took from a cup on his teacher's desk exploded. The extent of the injuries wasn't revealed by police.
"All he did was go get a pen. So he could do his classroom work. I mean, you're not expecting a pen to blow up in your face," said the mother of the injured boy, who declined to be identified.
The pen contained triacetone triperoxide, also known as TATP -- the same explosive used by Richard Reid, the shoe bomber.
Answer by lovinangels at 10:13 AM on Oct. 21, 2010
Answer by Mrs.BAT at 10:18 AM on Oct. 21, 2010
I think they should all be charged with attempted murder.
My thoughts and prayers go out to those that were injured and their families.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:23 AM on Oct. 21, 2010
Answer by mamaada at 10:17 AM on Oct. 21, 2010
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Answer by Shanna84 at 10:20 AM on Oct. 21, 2010
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