Teen boy arrested for bringing explosive device to Central Kitsap High School


SILVERDALE, Wash. - A 15-year-old boy was arrested at Central Kitsap High School Friday morning for bringing an explosive device to campus in Silverdale, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies were called to the school shortly after 10:00 a.m. after someone tipped off school administrators.

Administrators had detained the boy and found some sort of explosive device in his backpack.

Investigators discovered the student brought the device to school after telling other students via social media on Thursday night. They said there had been talks of detonating the explosive, either on or off-campus, during the same time a school assembly was scheduled on Friday.

Detectives said the device turned out to be a commercially manufactured explosive, which falls under the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' jurisdiction. The law requires those possessing these specific devices to have a federal explosives permit.

The boy, along with his guardians cooperated with investigators.

Detectives found four more similar explosive devices at the home of the teen's guardians. They're now trying to figure out how to boy acquired the devices.

The boy was booked into the youth detention center and could face several charges including threats to bomb and possession of an incendiary device.

The explosive devices were turned over to the Sheriff's department and will be destroyed.

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