MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - A 13-year-old boy, responding to a traditional start-of-school assignment, says he spent his summer making explosive devices.
The Rutherford County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Wednesday the Smyrna boy was charged with manufacturing explosive devices, a felony.
Investigators said he had told his eighth-grade classmates, during the assignment at school, what he had done.
Deputies did not disclose the precise explosive devices.
The teacher alerted authorities who obtained consent from the boy's mother to search the family home. The devices were removed.
A Juvenile Court hearing for the boy is pending.