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Two students in custody after prank explosions

Two 18-year-old students are in custody after two chemical-filled bottles exploded at a Memphis high school.

Just before noon on Thursday, Craigmont High School was evacuated after two bottles filled with household cleaning products exploded on separate floors of the school. Police said a bomb threat had been called in to the school shortly before the explosion.

The teens were charged with aggravated assault, felony reckless endangerment and possession of a prohibited weapon. School officials say the blasts appear to be a prank.


Officials say an assistant principal with asthma was taken to the hospital in non-critical condition after inhaling smoke produced by the explosion.

Following the evacuation, students were sent to the football field while police and fire investigators cleared the scene. No students were injured and there was no damage to school property, the Jackson Sun reported.

The Associated Press reported.

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