From the Office of the State Fire Marshal:
A joint investigation by the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Havre de Grace Police Department and the Harford County Hazardous Materials Team have determined a 17 year old male student was responsible for disrupting school activities with the construction of a nuisance device.
Investigators responded to Havre de Grace High School at approximately 11:00 a.m. today after a suspect device was discovered being placed in a corridor of the school.
Deputy State Fire Marshals determined the device to be a bottle filled with urine and placed to act as a stink bomb by the 17 year old student.
Upon being interviewed, the student confessed to the incident and claimed that it was a last day of school prank. The incident caused the school to be placed on lock-down with the students placed inside the auditorium for their protection. No injuries were reported during the incident.
The juvenile has been remanded to the custody of the Department of Juvenile Services and transported to the Charles H. Hickey, Jr. School where he will remain until his preliminary hearing that is scheduled for tomorrow. The juvenile has been charged with Representation of Destructive Device, Disturbing School Operations, Reckless Endangerment and Disorderly Conduct. If convicted of the charges he faces a penalty of up to 15 years and 8 months imprisonment and/or $18,000 in fines.