ISIS INTERESTED TEEN SAYS IT WAS ‘PRETTY COOL’ TO SEE BOMB SQUAD SHOW UP AFTER BRINGING EXPLOSIVE DEVICE TO SCHOOL

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A Utah 16-year-old charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor for bringing a homemade bomb-like device to school and vandalizing another school with ISIS propaganda said it was “pretty cool” to see the bomb squad show up.

The boy’s comments, shown in court Monday, were from a videotaped earlier in the year when the suspect was being interviewed by police. The court date was to determine if the boy, facing an attempted murder and possession of a weapon of mass destruction charges, will be tried as an adult.

The bomb incident occurred in March when the suspect allegedly brought a backpack with an improvised explosive device to Pine View High School in St. George, Utah. Smoke was reported to have come out of the backpack and it prompted an evacuation of the school. No one was hurt. Read more