Homemade Bombs Explode In Memphis High SchoolThursday, May 03, 2012 By andie pepper
Two homemade bombs exploded in Craigmont High School Thursday, in Memphis, Tennessee. An assistant principal was taken to Methodist North Hospital after inhaling too much smoke while evacuating students. Two students were tracked down and detained shortly after the incident. "What it appears is that we had a student or two do a prank," said Staci Franklin, a spokeswoman for Memphis City schools. Staci described each device as a "mailbox bomb." The bombs were placed in two hallways, one on the first floor and the other on the third. Memphis firefighters, police, and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were on site Thursday afternoon. Members of the police department's bomb unit were inside the school to clear out damage.