Published Online: September 1, 2009
Published in Print: September 2, 2009, as Calif. Student in Court on Charges of Detonating Two Pipe Bombs

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Calif. Student in Court on Charges of Detonating Two Pipe Bombs

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A 17-year-old boy accused of detonating two pipe bombs at a high school in San Mateo, Calif., while armed with a chain saw, sword, and explosives appeared in court last week on charges of trying to murder two faculty members.

Alexander Robert Youshock, a former student at Hillsdale High School in San Mateo, did not enter a plea to charges that included exploding or attempting to explode bombs in a school to terrorize others and possession of dangerous weapons.

No one was injured in the Aug. 24 incident, which quickly ended when faculty members wrestled the attacker to the ground. Prosecutors said they would try Mr. Youshock as an adult.

Vol. 29, Issue 02, Page 5

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