CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Three high school students were being held at the Abraxas Secure Treatment Facility in South Mountain, Pa., awaiting Monday detention hearings on charges they set off 10 pipe bombs over the past two weeks, according to Pennsylvania State Police.
Two of the juveniles, ages 16 and 17, were students at Chambersburg Area Senior High School and the third is a 17-year-old Chambersburg student who was attending the Franklin County Career and Technology Center, police said. They are charged as juveniles with possessing weapons of mass destruction, causing or risking a catastrophe, recklessly endangering another person and possession of instruments of crime, police said.
The charges stemmed from an investigation by the state police, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, U.S. Postal Service Inspector Division, the school district and other agencies into the bombings, said Chambersburg Area School District Director of Security Brett Hill. One student was taken into custody at the high school and another was arrested elsewhere, he said.