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Two students arrested in urinal explosion at Foss High School

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on Jan. 10, 2011 at 12:39 pm |
January 10, 2011 7:45 pm

Two 16-year-old students have been arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with an explosion in a bathroom at Foss High School on Monday, according to our news partner KIRO TV.

Both are being booked into Remann Hall in Tacoma, Mark Fulghum of the Tacoma Police Department told KIRO.

The high school  was briefly evacuated  after three students tried to flush firecrackers down a urinal in the boy’s bathroom.

Someone pulled a fire alarm about noon – during the school’s second lunch period – and a school resource officer went to investigate. Following the smell of smoke, he found the remnants of a urinal.

“It looks like some kind of fireworks in the toilet,” Fulghum said.

The bomb squad responded and officers walked the campus with a K-9 unit before allowing students back into classrooms about 1 p.m.

Three students were detained for questioning, said Tacoma Public Schools spokeswoman Stacey Flores.

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