Update: SkyView Academy explosive device reportedly a water bottle and chemical

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Update: Two juveniles were taken into custody following the explosion of what's been described as a "chemical device" at SkyView Academy charter school. At least five people required treatment at an area hospital; see our previous coverage below.

Now, authorities are detailing a possible charge against the pair for possessing the items in question -- reportedly a water bottle that erupted after a chemical was poured into it.

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As noted below, approximately 1,100 SkyView students and staffers were evacuated after the explosion, which took place on Tuesday morning, January 14.

Ten individuals -- possibly including the arrestees, although that still hasn't been confirmed -- were evaluated medically afterward, with four students and a teacher being transported to the hospital; a fifth student was taken there by family members.

Meanwhile, the two students were taken into custody, and a search warrant was executed at the home of one.

Now, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office reveals that the pair are being investigated for suspected possession, use or removal of explosive or incendiary devices.

However, the 18th Judicial District DA's office is ultimately in charge of determining if this or any charge is appropriate.

As for the device itself, 7News reports that students at SkyView say it was actually a water bottle.

The addition of a chemical is said to have caused the explosion, causing the bottle itself to rupture.

Continue for our previous coverage of the explosion at SkyView Academy, including photos and videos.

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DonkeyHotay topcommenter

HipTip -- WATER is a "chemical"


James Gold
James Gold

LOL!!!! That's what paranoia gets you.

WillieStortz topcommenter

One of the students involved in the incident was supposed to be expelled from school for other behavioral problems. His parents and their team of lawyers sued the school until he was re-instated, so he could get his chance to try and kill his fellow classmates.


@DonkeyHotay ....And we should ban it! Along with plastic bottles.

No one needs bottled water, drinking fountains are already in schools. Stop the madness, it's just common sense.

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... Acts of TERRORISM !!

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@WillieStortz  ... sounds like the Police Union forcing bad cops back onto the force so they can brutalize and kill innocent civilians again.

DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Monkey ... you really are suffering from Second Amendment Derangement Syndrome, aren't you chimp?

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