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3 teens charged after Bradley County explosion

CLEVELAND, BRADLEY COUNTY -

(AP) - Three students have been sent to a juvenile detention center after setting off a homemade explosive device in a school cafeteria in Bradley County.

No one was injured in the incident Tuesday morning at Lake Forest Middle School. Two 14-year-old students and a 15-year-old were charged with possession of a weapon on school property and reckless endangerment.

Investigators said two students brought household chemicals and a plastic bottle to school, combined the items in the bottle and gave it to a third student who tossed it into a trash container. A chemical reaction caused the device to explode.

The students said they learned about the device in a YouTube video.

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