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Police: Student detonated explosive at Garner High

Posted January 3, 2014
Updated January 6, 2014

A Garner Magnet High School student was arrested Friday after detonating a homemade explosive at the school, police said.
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— A Garner Magnet High School student was arrested Friday after detonating a homemade explosive at the school, police said.

Andrew Garrett Eye, 18, of 1028 Bellewood Farms Road in Raleigh, was charged with possession of a weapon of mass death and destruction.

Police said Eye mixed chemicals in a two-liter bottle and placed it near a mobile classroom at Garner High, where it exploded at about 10:45 a.m.

No injuries were reported, and no school property was damaged, police said. Classes continued without interruption.

Investigators said they don't believe Eye intended to hurt anyone. He was being held in the Wake County jail Saturday under a $100,000 secured bond.

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  • stephkenner Jan 8, 2014

    My daughter is a student at GMHS & I was pretty upset when I heard about it. Prank or not, it didn't need to be done on school grounds. People that are taking it lightly wouldn't feel the same way if they had a child there.

  • sunneyone2 Jan 7, 2014

    So THAT is what happened. Friday morning, I heard this and felt it (my walls rattled) and I wondered what happened. Couldn't find any news reports on it until today.

  • LastSon1981 Jan 6, 2014

    I can't believe some people are trying to brush this off he's lucky no one got hurt.

  • JGP Jan 6, 2014

    granulated chlorine and brake fluid will do the same thing. If it is humid, it will give you time to get away.

  • Nope Jan 3, 2014

    Sounds like a dry ice "bomb", and a prank. Not a weapon of mass destruction and death.

  • rednek Jan 3, 2014

    If he exploded it, how can he be charged with possessing it?

    what was it other than a noise maker, no one was hurt or intended to be, nothing was damaged (or reported in the article); then IMHO BIG FLIPPING DEAL! Deport some illegals and let him go, either enforce ALL the laws or NONE, stop selectively enforcing them!~

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jan 3, 2014

    Logical Dude - "What was the WMD; Mentos and Coka Cola? Let the poor kid go. This is the stuff that teenagers do."

    I agree!

    We did it when I was in high school back in the 60s, usually with vinegar and baking soda sealed into a glass bottle. The top flew when it blew. Dangerous and coulda put out an eye sure, but we didn't want to hurt anyone. We did it for laffs.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Jan 3, 2014

    Ooops! We did things like that back in the 60s too. We usually got detention for it though, not arrested.

    Guess everyone's more scared nowadays.

  • Hip-Shot Jan 3, 2014

    I've seen a "bomb" made of cleaning chemicals and aluminum foil that makes a minor bang when sealed in a 2 liter bottle. It's fairly harmless in nature. Why don't the authorities chance some REAL offenders?

  • Hubris Jan 3, 2014

    " was charged with possession of a weapon of mass death and destruction."

    What was the WMD; Mentos and Coka Cola? Let the poor kid go. This is the stuff that teenagers do.

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