published Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Teen boy says he made explosive devices

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.

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dao1980 said...

Wow, what a crazy messed up world we live in.

When bright young children can't explore and create without johnny law ruining the day.

I remember when I was ten, living on a farm out on hwy 60, I would disassemble fireworks and .22 cartridges in order to collect the powder to play with.

Heck, I remember taking a sword to show and tell at snow hill elementary. The teacher said, "put it in the corner until show and tell time".

She didn't call the cops, as would certainly happen today.

I guess we all probably did lots of things that would generate a massive group gasp from today's overprotective crowd.

Sure, exploration and discovery can be dangerous, fun can be dangerous, work can be dangerous, life is and always will be dangerous.

I just feel sorry for the kids today that will grow up never being allowed to take educational risks, in play and in exploration of the wold around them.

August 11, 2011 at 8:07 a.m.
patriot1 said...

dao...I too can remember guys bringing guns to school and taking them into the as shop for repair or having in their vechicles to go hunting after school....how times have changed.

August 11, 2011 at 8:28 a.m.
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