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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A teen in Davidson County was arrested after police say he left an explosive device on a Wallburg Academy school bus last week.

The 16-year-old, who is not named because he is a juvenile, is charged with felony possession of weapons of mass destruction, possession of explosives on educational property, two counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, attempted larceny of a motor vehicle and two counts of injury to personal property.

According to the Lexington Times-Dispatch, the improvised explosive device, which was found on a bus March 20, consisted of gunpowder, bullets, lighter fluid, a plastic bottle and a torn shirt.

The teen was arrested April 1 following an investigation.

He is being held in the Davidson County Jail under a $50,000 secured bond. The teen’s court date is scheduled for May 2.