Newaygo High School evacuated as boy, 16, detonates homemade explosive injuring himself and 3 others

A SCHOOL had to be evacuated after a boy, 16, detonated a homemade explosive injuring himself and three others.

Students and staff of Newaygo High School had to evacuate after the homemade device exploded inside a classroom on Monday morning.

According to Michigan State Police a student brought the device to school and accidentally detonated it.

The school was immediately evacuated, and students were transferred to the bus garage.

The school went into lockdown until police ensured that there were no further threats to students.

Investigators told Fox 17 it does not appear the student had malicious intent in bringing the device to school, calling it a "severe lack of judgement."

Michigan State Police said the 16-year-old boywas taken to the hospital for moderate-severe injuries along with four others who suffered minor injuries and were transported to the hospital by their parents.

The teacher went to the hospital as well to get checked out.

The investigation continues so authorities can determine what kind of material was involved in the explosion.

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms are also on scene to assist with identifying the explosive materials involved.

More to follow…

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