Teens arrested for Molotov cocktail

March 5, 2008 10:13:33 AM PST
Four teenagers have been arrested in connection with a homemade bomb that destroyed a car.On February 22, a gasoline bomb, or Molotov cocktail, was used to destroy a $65,000 automobile. The incident was reportedly retaliation for a drug deal that went bad.

A joint investigation conducted by the Montgomery County Fire Marshal's Office and the Conroe ISD police department identified four teens from The Woodlands. The teens, three boys and one girl, were students of The Woodlands High School and College Park High School.

According the fire marshal's office, two gasoline bombs were built in the garage of one of the teens. Only one device was lit and thrown at the car; the second improvised explosive device (IED) was hidden by the teens in a wooded area on the grounds of Bush Elementary School in The Woodlands, allegedly for later use.

A tip to the Montgomery County Fire Marshal's Office led arson investigators and CISD officers to Bush Elementary School where the unexploded device was located. About 30 students and parents were evacuated from the school playground late Friday afternoon as a precaution while MCFMO investigators and CISD officers searched the school grounds for the second device.

The four teenagers face multiple charges in this incident including 2nd degree Felony Arson of Vehicle, Manufacturing and Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, and Possessing a Prohibited Weapon in a Weapons Free School Zone.

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