ST. GEORGE, Utah — UPDATE: Police said a homemade explosive device was the item discovered in a backpack at Pine View High School Monday, that forced the evacuation of the school. Police said if the device had detonated, it would have caused significant injury or death. Police have a suspect in custody.
A warrant served at the home of a male juvenile, found materials consistent with the materials used to build the device. Police also said the suspect had been researching information and expressing interest in ISIS and promoting the organization.
The boy has not been identified but police said he was attending a class at Pine View.
(KUTV) — A juvenile was arrested Tuesday morning after a ‘potentially’ dangerous homemade device was found at Pine View High School on Monday.
The juvenile was interviewed as a person of interest, police say.
During the interview with investigators, the suspect admitted to taking the American flag down and replacing it with an ISIS flag at Hurricane High School.
The suspect also admitted to spray painting “ISIS IS COMI” on the school that same morning, police say.
Evil people will find way to commit evil acts. Wonder how much coverage the national media gives this Here is a local report
Here is more detail about the attempted terror attack
(KUTV) – 17-year-old, Jack Whalen, a student at Pine View High School and his two friends were walking through the hallway Monday afternoon before lunch time and saw a bag that had smoke coming out of it sitting on the ground beside the vending machines.
“I could smell a smoke smell and my friends actually saw it before I did,” Whalen said and continued to explain that he looked inside the smoking bag.