Stadium High School in Tacoma, Wash. cleared over bomb fears
Stadium High School was cleared about 9:30 a.m. and students waited at the performing arts center across the street until police determined the buildings were secure.
Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said it was a small mortar-type firework that had been wrapped in tape, according to KIRO. The station reported that authorities said the boy forgot he had it in his backpack and it was found by a school security guard.
The school district said on its Facebook page the student was arrested. District spokesman Dan Voelpel said the student was also expelled.
Classes did resume.
- Atty: Charges will not be dropped in Kaitlyn Hunt case
- Kaitlyn Hunt: "I'm scared of losing the rest of my life..."
- Jodi Arias jury: We can't decide sentence
- "Anonymous" vows to petition Kaitlyn Hunt case
- Cops: Mom arrested for stripping during school assembly
- Fla. man accidentally calls 911 and reveals murder plan
- Fla. girl, 18, charged over underage same-sex relationship
- Ronald Poppo, victim of "cannibal attack," thanks doctors
- Police recover backpacks of 2 kidnapped Iowa girls
- 3 teens charged with raping girl, 12, putting video on web
- Report: Alleged prison gang leader impregnated 4 guards
- 13-yr.-old girls targeted in Minn. abduction attempts
- Army: Soldier charged with videotaping women at West Point
- Cops: Barbara Walters' daughter charged with DUI in Fla.
- Cops: NY man rescued after being held for ransom
- Report: Fla. man stops to steal beer during police chase