GUN School pipe bombing thwarted

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Wow that thing could of brought down the whole school :hsugh:
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    Police: Student Uses Pen, Gun Powder To Make Pipe Bomb

    POSTED: 12:29 pm EDT October 19, 2007
    UPDATED: 6:20 pm EDT October 19, 2007
    CLERMONT, Fla. -- A student at a Seminole County high school was arrested for allegedly making a pipe bomb out of a pen and investigators also say he made threats against his school.

    If a teacher saw a Sharpie marker, she probably would think nothing of it. But this particular one had been filled with gunpowder and a fuse was attached. If it weren't for a text message the student sent, deputies may not have known about the very dangerous plot.

    Michael Drnek, 16, is now facing felony charges for turning the Sharpie marker into a small bomb.

    "It contained a large amount of gun powder and a fuse," explained

    Deputies found the explosive pen inside Drnek's bedroom at his Clermont home on Thursday. It was locked in a little black safe, along with several smoke bombs. Drnek's father gave detectives a container of gunpowder he caught his son with days ago.

    Investigators said Drnek sent another student at PACE-Brantley Hall School in Longwood a text message and picture of the device with the warning he was going to attack the school.

    "The child who received the text message, his mother was looking at the text. She intercepted the message and then notified the Seminole County Sheriff's Office," Sgt. John Herrell, Lake County Sheriff's Office.

    "Last person I would think of," said next door neighbor Judy Brown, who hired Drnek to do yard work and never imagined he'd be accused of bomb making. "He's a nice boy, never had any trouble with him. He's very polite."

    PACE-Brantley Hall is a school for students with learning differences. Friday, officials gave each parent picking up their kids a letter describing what happened.

    Drnek is being held in the juvenile detention center in Ocala. He's charged with possession of a destructive device with intent to do harm.
     
  2. Keesh

    Keesh New Member

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    That's a DD? :hsugh:

    Pretty stupid to bring it to school but how much gun powder could he have really fit into the sharpie.
     
  3. Coottie

    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    I've know for years those sharpies are dangerous.
     
  4. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Well if an M80 is a DD I guess a sharpie could be too not sure how thick the plastic is but I think you could get in a little more powder then is in an m80.
     
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    we need to outlaw all sharpies
     
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    :nono: Then only Outlaws will have them. :wtc:
     
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    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    Didn't you get the memo, gun control is an amazing success....oh wait.
     
  8. t1h

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    ban sharpies
     
  9. smartypants

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    Without compression, it would prolly fizzle a bit and shoot across the floor.

    looks like cannon fuse just stuck in the tip.
     
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    It's coming. Here in FL, they ban everything.
     
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    How does pen + gun powder = pipe bomb?

    Student uses tuna can and uranium to make atomic bomb?

    I wonder if it was gunpowder or smokeless powder :big grin:
     
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  12. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Keep sharpies away from mexicans.jpg.
     
  13. Yuppy

    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    lol not bad for creativity. but it prolly didnt even have any shrapnel, so it was going to be mostly a big firecracker.
     
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    depending on how tightly packed, and what kind of powder, and how well he sealed up the fuse end, all he did was make an unguided rocket. i doubt that that thing would get enough compression to blow up.
     
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    Yuppy Have a seat right there....

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    true;
     

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