Worker Finds Pipe Bomb on Elementary School Roof & Brings It Inside

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cute girlA pipe bomb containing rifle gun powder was recently found on the roof of an elementary school in Layton, Utah. Police have since destroyed the horrifying device, but say that things could have been serious (obviously) had it been joined with a lit fuse. However, here's the weird thing about this story: A school maintenance worker found the bomb when he was up working on the roof, and then, for whatever reason, he brought it inside the school before calling the cops. You know, the place where tons of children were.

By the time police arrived, the bomb was outside in the school parking lot, but according to reports, the worker took it into the building first. Chris Williams, a spokesman for the school district, said: "The employee said it looked like a pipe bomb. He took it off the roof -- not too sure why he did that -- but police were then notified." All 700 students, 70 teachers, and other school staff were safely evacuated to a nearby church, and thankfully, everyone is okay.

But again, why bring the bomb inside the school?

Perhaps it's because this is such a weird and terrifying situation and it was sort of just a knee-jerk reaction. I mean, I don't think I'd bring a bomb into a school after finding it on the roof, but who knows? People do weird things in the heat of the moment. Doesn't sound like the worker was trying to hurt anyone. Perhaps he just panicked.

The important thing is that everyone is okay. And that we use this as a learning experience: Don't bring bombs into elementary schools, kids.

What do you think of this?

 

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nonmember avatar Lilac

I would guess this maintenance worker is either of low intelligent or an immigrant. Or they really didn't know what it was and brought it inside to ask the boss what it was.

nonmember avatar Ang

I live down the road from this school, I was pretty shocked to hear he picked up a suspicious object and brought it inside. I would not have done that, but that's just me. Dude got lucky.

Rosas... RosasMummy

Of low intelligence or an immigrant? What a bizarre thing to say.

Vegeta Vegeta

Maybe he didn't want to let it out of his sight. Also the odds of somebody running into the thing with fire are pretty slim inside the school. I think it's not a big deal that he showed it to the principal and then brought it outside for police to destroy.

prplecat prplecat

Or, perhaps, he was ex-military and knew what he was looking at...and knew that it had no fuse???

Laura Jerpseth

@Lilac


I love how you stereotype all immigrants into brainless beings. Real classy.

LostS... LostSoul88

You are a lying stupid bitch! Report the facts you dumb fuck! He took it to the PARKING LOT! Not inside. 

SIMom... SIMomSays

LostSoul the News article attached, with the official police statements, clearly states the man took the bomb INTO the school.


5th paragraph down, first line. Here's the link just I case:


http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56197768-78/bomb-police-pipe-horton.html.csp

nonmember avatar yourecrazy

Wow... @lostsoul88, overreaction much?
@lilac I hope you don't procreate and if you have, consider this a cease and desist from your fellow Americans.
(Let's all acknowledge both of these as a prime example of how NOT to act - seriously, we're better than that)

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