ISIS-Inspired Utah Teenager Tries to Blow Up High School

Screenshot via St George’s news

St George – A Utah teenager was arrested after he left a backpack inside Pine View High School that contained a homemade explosive device on Tuesday. Alert students saw the smoking backpack and notified school authorities. When Police searched the teen’s home they found an ISIS flag and materials in support of the terror organization. Police do not believe he was actually a member of the group.

St George News reported,

“After examining the device, bomb squad members indicated that if it had detonated; the device had the potential to cause significant injury or death,” the St. George Police said in a statement.

The backpack was left in the cafeteria of the high school during lunch where some students noticed it smoking. They alerted the resident school resource officer and faculty, which led to the school’s 1,100 students being evacuated to the football field

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