Teen in School Bomb Attack to Be Charged as Adult

August 26, 2009 - 10:52 AM
Prosecutors say a 17-year-old boy who detonated two pipe bombs at a Northern California high school while armed with a chain saw, sword and explosives will be charged as an adult.
San Mateo, Calif. (AP) - Prosecutors say a 17-year-old boy who detonated two pipe bombs at a Northern California high school while armed with a chain saw, sword and explosives will be charged as an adult.
 
The former student at Hillsdale High School in San Mateo has been held at juvenile hall since his Monday morning arrest. He faces various charges including attempted murder.
 
No one was injured in the attack, which quickly ended when faculty members wrestled the teen to the ground.
 
Police Chief Susan Manheimer says investigators believe the teen had planned to attack students and teachers because he was angry with the school administration.
 
Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe says charges will be filed ahead of the teen's first court appearance Wednesday afternoon.