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Boy Admits Exploding Homemade Bomb at S.D. Middle School

Police say a 12-year-old boy admitted to setting off a homemade bomb at a Mira Mesa middle school today. School is now back in session after an explosion just before school started at Wangenheim Middl

Police say a 12-year-old boy admitted to setting off a homemade bomb at a Mira Mesa middle school today. School is now back in session after an explosion just before school started at Wangenheim Middle School. No one was hurt.

Jack Brandais with San Diego Unified says the bomb was not very powerful.

"I spoke with the school custodian, who was about 100 feet away,and he said it sounded like a car backfiring," Brandais says. "It was a device that was placed in a trash can. It made a big boom, it had some kind of white, steamy smoke coming out of it, and that was about it."

Brandais says suspension would be the least of the boy's worries. He faces possible criminal charges.

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