Bomb Threat at Local School
Learn how police came to find out about a bomb threat in a high school bathroom.
Basha High-school in Chandler Arizona was put in an uproar today when a bomb threat was found in one of the restrooms. The note said that an explosive would be set off in the school at 1:25 tomorrow. Officers have searched the school for any explosives and come up empty handed so far. Teachers have attempted to keep students calm saying that they are fairly sure that there is no bomb on the campus, and that they should feel safe coming to school tomorrow. Some however are skeptical, and many children have convinced their parents to let them stay home, whether that is because they are legitimately worried, or just want to get out of school, the excuse is extreme. There have been no mentions to any possibility of canceling school, and as of now, students that aren’t ditching will be attending school as regular. The culprit of this nerve-racking threat is unknown, and we are yet to see whether they were serious or if this was just to give Basha a good scare. That is all that’s been released so far, I’ll be back to tell you whether a bombing really occurred tomorrow afternoon.
I have heard from a semi-reliable source that authorities have discovered five unlit pipe bombs. For those of you who don’t know, pipe bombs are homemade explosives crafted from galvanized steel pipes, filled with explosives, and detonated by lighting a candle wick protruding from one end. They work much like fragmentation grenades in that the explosion is not what causes the damage. When the bomb is set off, the explosives send pieces of the pipe flying in all directions that may harm anything, or anybody in the same room as it, but will not effect anything outside those walls. Had they been set off, they may have caused a few deaths, but mostly just injuries from the shrapnel, as well as damage to any objects in the room that are soft enough to be penetrated by the flying shards if steel.