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RALEIGH, N.C. – A Raleigh teen is accused of setting off a homemade explosion at his high school, although no injuries were reported.

WTVD-TV reported that 18-year-old Andrew Garrett Eye was arrested after the incident happened around 10:45 a.m. Friday at Garner Magnet High School.

Eye has been charged with possession of a weapon of mass death and destruction.

The suspect is accused of mixing chemicals in a two-liter bottle to set off the blast near a mobile classroom. Authorities said the explosion didn’t cause any damage.

Investigators said they don’t believe Eye intended to hurt anyone, according to WRAL-TV. A possible motive has not been released.

Police said they don’t believe the suspect is affiliated with any group. Classes continued without interruption.

Eye was arrested and taken to the Wake County Jail. He has court planned for Monday.

Source: WTVD-TV and WRAL-TV


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