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Ron Savage – MyFoxDetroit.com

DETROIT – An explosive scene inside a Detroit school. A homemade bomb went off Wednesday morning, forcing hundreds of students to evacuate. One student is now in police custody.


There was chaos at Phoenix Multi-Cultural Academy in southwest Detroit where 586 children attend classes. At eight o’clock Wednesday morning, a bomb exploded in a hallway of the third floor of the three story school. No one was injured, but children were instantly frightened at the sudden and loud explosion that came with no warning.

“I heard a bomb go off, but I didn’t really think about (anything), and once we walked in the hallway, there was a lot of smoke everywhere,” said one student.

A student who attended Phoenix Academy was taken into custody. Investigators say he’s 14 years old and that he was found with home cleaning products in a plastic bottle. The product is described as a drain cleaning chemical.

There was enough for a second explosion. Detroit Police took samples and then safely blew up the remaining product. So, there were two bombs in all, one which exploded in the hallway and another blown up by authorities later.


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