Trial set for teen in high school explosion

May 14, 2009 2:23:22 PM PDT
A judge has set a trial date for a 15-year-old boy accused of setting off a chemical device at his south suburban high school. The teenager was in Joliet juvenile court Thursday morning and remains in custody.

More than a dozen students were hurt Monday from the small explosion at Lockport Township High School's central campus.

The student allegedly used household chemicals and to set off a bomb on the second floor.

The boy reportedly confessed to planting the small explosive. His trial date is set for June 10.


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