Video: Teen arrested for bomb found near "high-traffic area" at Centaurus High School

centaurus.high.pipe.bomb.205x205.jpg
Photos, video below.
Update: Earlier this morning, we told you about a pipe-bomb-like device found at Centaurus High School in Lafayette yesterday. It was successfully retrieved and detonated.

We also noted that authorities were focusing on a male person of interest in the case. Now comes a report that a sixteen-year-old boy has been arrested in the case. His name has not been released. See our previous coverage below, including photos and video.

Original post, 6:27 a.m. May 14: As if a Rangeview High employee's accidental shooting of a student wasn't concerning enough, here's school news that's at least as worrisome, if not more so.

A pipe bomb was discovered near what's described as a "high-traffic area" at Centaurus High in Lafayette. And last night, authorities confirmed that it was more than just a faux-explosive. It could have done real damage had it not been disarmed by the bomb squad. Photos and video below.

A teacher reportedly found the device -- described as being similar to a pipe bomb -- inside the school at around 8:30 a.m. yesterday. It's said to have been in a brown paper bag.

centaurus.high.pipe.bomb.overhead.jpg
The bomb squad on the scene.
The Boulder County bomb squad was soon dispatched to the scene and the school was evacuated, with full dismissal following. The explosive was successfully retrieved by a robot about three hours later and detonated. Last night, authorities told CBS4 that the device was a "real" explosive, presumably capable of causing real injuries or worse.

At this writing, police are apparently focusing on a person of interest in the case -- a male student at Centaurus. No names have been released thus far.

centaurus.high.pipe.bomb.night.jpg
Student vehicles left in the Centaurus parking lot overnight.
Initially, students were told they had to leave their cars in the Centaurus parking lot, but they could pick them up later in the evening. Then, during the afternoon, they were informed that the vehicles had to stay in place overnight. They remain there this morning. Yet school is scheduled to take place as normal, and no extracurricular happenings seem to have been canceled, as underscored by this tweet and accompanying photo from 7News' Eric Lupher:

Thus far, there's been no significant social-media backlash to the decision to open the school today -- the last week of classes, according to CBS4. But counselors will be on hand to assist any students understandably freaked out by yesterday's events.

Here's a report about the incident from 7News.

More from our News archive: "Rangeview High School employee accidentally shoots student in parking lot."

My Voice Nation Help
58 comments
fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

Easy fix for this type thing:  Shove the bomb up the little twerp's ass, let him out in the country an hour away from anything.  Set the timer for 45 minutes.  

Monkey
Monkey

Monkey see, monkey do. I'm surprised it wasn't a pressure cooker bomb, I'm sure there are plenty of kids building those now. Shouldn't be long now, when the next kid actually blows something up.

Green_eyes
Green_eyes

It's scary that anyone can learn to make a bomb on the Internet..... You have to wonder what would make someone make a bomb and take it to school.... Are parents not involved in what their kids are doing??

Sean Miller
Sean Miller

Imagine that yet another Ritalin kid tries to kill people. When are you media jerks going to get a clue it is not the device or the object it is the psychotropic drugs the AMA is feeding them.

Tim Tindle
Tim Tindle

I think "news" is less safe then it used to be.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

An arrest HAS been made . I am grateful none of the students were injured . I'm TIRED of the 1/2 dozen or so, events involving a lone 'mad man' & the reflection it is leaving on our MOSTLY non-violent, ignorant, average Colorado resident ...

betweenthelines
betweenthelines

Psychotropic drugs are involved in most of these 'cowardly' acts of violence....10-1 this loser was on some sort of 'mood' pill....The media will keep trying to blame guns and bombs and continue to  IGNORE the drug connection because one of their biggest sponsors is Big Pharma.....

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Monkey... The Right to Keep and Bear IEDs Shall NOT Be Infringed !!

trav
trav

@Green_eyes   Agreed.   Perhaps parents should be charged for the crimes of their children.  Under 18 and a crime is committed, charge the parent.  Maybe it would force parents to accept some responsibility in raising their children.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Sean Miller  ... Ritalin doesn't kill people ... ADHD tweakers kill People.

Green_eyes
Green_eyes

I think now days some parents are more worried about themselves, there are no consequences to their children's bad behavior.... I grew up with rules and I respected my parents, now days a lot of children lack respect and that's a parenting issue, take time to be involved in your child's life...

Green_eyes
Green_eyes

Where did I say my life was scary??? I just said its scary to know that anyone could learn to make a bomb on the Internet..... Control will never fix the problem, but it seems to make certain individuals feel better :)..,,

Green_eyes
Green_eyes

You are lonely...... Yes? And you are entertaining...... For now anyway...

Green_eyes
Green_eyes

DonkeyHotay= lonely attention seeker......... Poor Donkey :(

Green_eyes
Green_eyes

You're a foolish person DonkeyHotay....

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Green_eyes"I think now days [sic]  ..." "now days [sic] a lot ... "

Too bad your parents didn't send you to school, eh?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@betweenthelines @Green_eyes 

*** Regulation Works! ***

... especially for piss-pant cowards! 

betweenthelines
betweenthelines

@Green_eyes Ok, your spooooooky 'opinion'

CITIZEN:  Hey, we're scared of this stuff. Could you keep us safer, please?

GOVERNMENT:  Thought you'd never ask. :)

Green_eyes
Green_eyes

It's not an agenda it's an opinion.... You do understand the difference?

Green_eyes
Green_eyes

How am I pushing the fear agenda?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Green_eyes "Westword certainly has low standards...."

Well, at least we can agree on one thing.


Green_eyes
Green_eyes

You're a top commenter here...... Westword certainly has low standards....

Green_eyes
Green_eyes

If you're scared, I suggest you get a night light.....

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Green_eyes = afraid of knowledge

@Green_eyes "It's scary that anyone can learn ..."

Try it sometime.

LOL!

Green_eyes
Green_eyes

And here I thought this place would have a bit of maturity..... Mistaken once again...

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Juan_Leg @DonkeyHotay @betweenthelines 

What are the effects of UNMEDICATED psychotics in society?

Are those effects on society enhanced when psychotics -- medicated or not -- are allowed to possess FIREARMS?


betweenthelines
betweenthelines

@DonkeyHotay So then just SAY it....The ONLY people you want to have weapons are the filthy, lying, murdering, police.... :)

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@betweenthelines ... where are the MASS MURDERS with HAMMERS?

How many houses can you build with your pistol?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@betweenthelines ".Hammers killed more people than assault rifles in 2013"

OK, lets duel ...

You get to chose ANY hammer from the HomeDepot arsenal.

I'll take the smallest caliber "assault rifle" with a restricted magazine.

Ready? ... Aim ... HAMMER!


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@betweenthelines "can lead to a psychotic episode....Depression, suicide, thoughts of anger..."

Made all that much more DANGEROUS and DEADLY ... with ... guess what's coming next ... wait for it ... it's almost here .... FIREARMS!

So how many people would Laughner or Holmes have killed with "baseball bats or spoons" as you gun loons are so fond of mentioning?


betweenthelines
betweenthelines

@DonkeyHotay @betweenthelines You splitting hairs is not gonna make your argument any more valid. He WAS taking 'mood' drugs at the hands of his psychiatrist and if you read the WARNINGS, they 'clearly' state that an 'abrupt' decrease in the amount of medication one is taking can lead to a psychotic episode....Depression, suicide, thoughts of anger....You know...All that GOOD stuff that psychos are made of....

betweenthelines
betweenthelines

@DonkeyHotay @betweenthelinesit appears that medications that Adam Lanza had begun taking courtesy of a psychiatrist’s visits had not necessarily squared itself very well with the young man who may have erupted after 'NOT' taking them leading him to experience a psychotic breakdown.

Experts say a psychotic break occurs when a person experiences a loss of contact with reality that usually includes delusions or hallucinations.

It is thought that the flare up may have resulted during Nancy Lanza’s three day sojourn she took prior to her son erupting that Friday morning which during her absence led to her son capitulating as a result of his mother not being there to administer his medication.

http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2013/01/adam-lanzas-mother-took-him-to-psychiatrist-which-then-led-to-his-sudden-breakdown/

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@betweenthelines = oblivious to the psycho-emotional effects of firearms in the hands of "weak, nimble, skinny, pathetic cowards ".

Tell us how much damage Laughner and Holmes would have done with "baseball bats or spoons" ?


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@betweenthelines "Adam Lanza ..."

Toxicology tests have revealed Adam Lanza had no alcohol or drugs in his body when he shot and killed 20 first-graders and six women  ...

James Holmes + Jared Laughner = "Law Abiding Gun Owners" ... right up to the moment they "found their courage" through firearms and pulled the trigger.


Now Trending

From the Vault

 

Loading...