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Two Juveniles Taken into Custody at Willard Elementary School

Date of News Release: 02/16/2009

(Hazard, KY) - On 02/16/09 Kentucky State Police received a 911 call to respond to Willard Elementary School in the Busy community of Perry County. The caller advised a loud bang had occurred in the boy's restroom.

Preliminary investigation indicates that two male juveniles created a homemade destructive device and detonated it in the restroom. No one was injured and no damage occurred to school property. Both juveniles were taken into custody and charged with one count of Wanton Endangerment 2nd Degree and one count of Arson 2nd Degree and lodged in the Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Center. A third juvenile is also being investigated and may possibly be charged in connection with the incident. The investigation is continuing by Det. Gary Sandlin.

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