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Four Eastlake Middle School students arrested for bringing explosive device to campus

Chula Vista Police train with school security
Posted at 2:25 PM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 07:13:34-05

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- Four Eastlake Middle School students were arrested Wednesday after reportedly bringing an “explosive device on campus.”

According to the Chula Vista Police, school resource officers with the department were called to the school after receiving reports of an explosive device found on campus. After arriving, officers learned that the device had already been detonated.

No students were harmed and no property damaged, police say.

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The San Diego Sheriff’s Bomb Squad was also called to the scene and learned that several chemicals were mixed together in a plastic soda bottle “and then shaken to cause it to explode."

Four male students were identified as suspects and admitted to the incident.

“The investigation also revealed the students did not intend to harm someone but the explosion could have been very dangerous by causing serious injury, burns or cuts to an unsuspecting victim,” police say.

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All four students were arrested before being released to their parents.