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May 24, 2013 12:45 PM by Patricia Collier

Colorado teen to be tried as adult for school bomb

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A 16-year-old boy accused of bringing an explosive device to his Lafayette high school has been charged with first-degree attempted murder and will be prosecuted as an adult.
The Daily Camera reports Andrew de Bartolome was charged Friday and is being held on $100,000 bail. He also faces felony counts of use of explosives, possession of an explosive or incendiary device and menacing.
Prosecutors say de Bartolome brought a device similar to a pipe bomb to Centaurus High School on May 13, forcing the evacuation of the school and the closure of a nearby road for several hours. A teacher found the suspicious package inside the school and took it outside.
A bomb squad detonated the package in a nearby dirt construction lot.

 

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