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Second Campbell student arrested in bomb prank

Posted May 5, 2008 4:59 p.m. EDT
Updated May 5, 2008 5:11 p.m. EDT

— A second student has been arrested in a prank that turned into a bomb scare at Campbell University last week.

Harnett County deputies charged Adam Bailey, of Clayton, with possession of explosives on school property.

Thomas Nathan Minor, 19, of Fuquay-Varina, faces the same charge. He was arrested Friday and made bond Saturday.

School officials said it appeared to be an exam-week prank.

Emergency crews evacuated Kitchin Hall, a dorm that houses 96 men, at about 4:30 a.m. Friday following a report of a chemical odor inside, Harnett County sheriff's deputies said.

No one was injured, but sheriff's investigators said several people complained of trouble breathing. None of them required medical attention.

Investigators said an explosive device made of a plastic bottle and chemicals that react when combined caused the fumes. One was placed in the dorm's first-floor hallway and three others outside, authorities said.