Teen Arrested For Bringing Explosive Device to School

Seattle police arrested a student at a north Seattle middle school Thursday morning after he brought a small improvised explosive to school.

Staff at Eckstein Middle School found the components for the device during a search of the student’s backpack, and called police.

SPD Arson/Bomb Squad Sergeant Verner O’Quinn says the small device—similar to a large firework—was not fully assembled. “Unless it was close to somebody,” Sgt. O’Quinn says. “it would have only caused minor damage.”

Officers booked the student into Youth Service Center for possession of an explosive.