By RICHARD F. BELISLE
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Two Greencastle/Antrim High School ninth-graders were expelled from school for the rest of the year for bringing a homemade explosive device to school, school Principal Jack Appleby said Friday.
Appleby said state and federal laws banning weapons on school property left the school board with little choice but to expel the boys, both 14.
"There wasn't much room to negotiate," he said. "They took it well. They know what they did."
Appleby said the board and administration is trying to work out a way to educate the youths during their expulsions.
"We don't know how we're going to do it. There may be some time at home (with a tutor) and some time at school," he said.