Students accused of setting off homemade bombs face judge
Two Stamford students appeared in court today for allegedly setting off two small homemade bombs at Westhill High School Friday morning.
Authorities say the bombs were made using household chemicals contained in plastic bottles. They say they produced loud explosions after going off in garbage cans in the school cafeteria at around 9:45 a.m.
Officials say the 16-year-old students were indentified using surveillance footage from the school, but their names are being withheld because they are juveniles.
Police say one school employee told them he would seek medical attention after inhaling fumes from one of the devices and that no other injuries were reported. Both teens were charged with felony counts of second-degree assault, risk of injury to a minor, first-degree reckless endangerment and manufacturing bombs. They are being held at the juvenile detention facility at Bridgeport.