An explosion inside a Memphis high school caused by two homemade bombs appears to be part of a student prank, CNN reports. “What it appears is that we had a student or two do a prank,” a Memphis school official told the station. “They made what most would call a ‘mailbox bomb’ that went off in a hallway.”
The school has been evacuated and the assistant principal was taken to a nearby hospital for smoke inhalation, CNN says.
According to WMC-TV, police responded to a bomb threat at Craigmont High School around 11:30 a.m. Shortly after, school officials heard multiple loud explosions.
Two homemade chemical bombs that detonated on the thrid and second floors of the school are believed to have caused the explosion.
Two possible suspects are now in custody, according to the WMC-TV
This is a developing story.
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