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

By The Associated Press — September 01, 2009 1 min read
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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.

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A version of this article appeared in the September 02, 2009 edition of Education Week

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