Seattle Police today arrested a student at Eckstein Middle School for bringing a small explosive device on campus.
Staff at Eckstein, 3003 N.E. 75th Street, found the device during a search of the student’s backpack, police said.
From a press release:
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.