Blast forces high school evacuation

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A loud explosion at Burke County High School led to an evacuation this morning.

Students ran from the building at about 7:45 a.m. after hearing a loud popping noise that “made them think a gun had been fired,” according to Amy Nunnally, public relations director for the Burke County school system. It was later determined that a student used a plastic water bottle filled with bathroom cleaner and strips of aluminum foil to create the noise, Ms. Nunnally said. Deputies from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office have detained an 18-year-old student and are questioning the student about the incident.

No charges have been filed, she said.

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Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 10/01/08 - 12:08 pm
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No charges have been filed?

No charges have been filed? Huh? Didn't Ms. Nunnally mean that no charges have been filed YET? Might we Georgia school taxpayers hope that is what she meant. Might the Burke County parents who send their children to BCHS in quest of a first-class education and better life hope that is what she meant?

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hoser123 10/01/08 - 02:45 pm
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I'm surprised they didn't

I'm surprised they didn't charge him with having an IED yet.

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humbleopinion 10/01/08 - 07:29 pm
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If parents want a "first

If parents want a "first class education" for their children, they better be looking outside of Georgia.

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ConcernedEducator 10/03/08 - 06:30 pm
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Apparently they are not going

Apparently they are not going to charge him at all. That is the breaking news on The True Citizen, the local paper down in Waynesboro.

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