Dec. 12, 2004

Boy tries to sell bomb for $35 "Only in America," you say?

"Principal: Boy tries to sell bomb for $35 Saturday, December 11, 2004 Posted: 10:18 AM EST (1518 GMT) McDONOUGH, Georgia (AP) -- A 14-year-old boy accused of bringing a pipe bomb to school wanted to sell it to pay for Christmas presents, but several classmates thought his $35 asking price was too high, the principal said. The Rev. James West said the boy, whose name has not been released because of his age, wasn't thinking when he brought the bomb to Lake Dow Christian Academy. The academy's roughly 150 students had to be evacuated because of the incident Thursday. The bomb did not explode. 'He didn't mean any harm, he just did a stupid thing,' West told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for its Saturday editions. 'Boys are all the time doing stupid things.'" continued...............

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