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Ferris High School Student Confesses To Bottle Explosives

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TWEET FROM KHQ'S ALEX ROZIER: Student may be forced to pay for resources used today and may face criminal charges.

TWEET FROM KHQ'S ALEX ROZIER: He confessed within hour and police believe this is isolated incident. Student not in custody because he is not a flight risk
                                                                                                                                                                 TWEET FROM KHQ'S ALEX ROZIER: Male Ferris student has confessed to pop bottle explosives. He is not in custody yet.

TWEET FROM KHQ'S ALEX ROZIER: Chief Bobby Williams says that there are minor injuries and no one was transported to the hospital.

TWEET FROM KHQ'S ALEX ROZIER: Injuries only occurred after during cleanup. One man suffered minor burns. Others suffered breathing issues.

TWEET FROM KHQ'S ALEX ROZIER: Chief Bobby Williams says it depends on where these devices are placed if they cause any damage. Most of them won't be much.

TWEET FROM KHQ'S ALEX ROZIER: "I don't think the intent was to harm, the intent was to make a big noise and disrupt school for the day."

TWEET FROM KHQ'S ALEX ROZIER: These explosions are not causing damage they are just making a big noise, police say.

TWEET FROM KHQ'S ALEX ROZIER: Spokane Public Schools did a great job, Spokane Police say. All students now evacuated.

TWEET FROM KHQ'S ALEX ROZIER: Both Soda bottle devices included some household chemicals. "Students were never in danger."

TWEET FROM KHQ'S ALEX ROZIER: Chief Bobby Williams will now address media.

TWEET FROM KHQ'S ALEX ROZIER: Second pop bottle explosion at Ferris. Second one came about 11:30. I was just told it's finals week. School now closed today.

PRESS RELEASE FROM FERRIS HIGH: All Ferris High School students are being released early today as a precaution, so that fire department officials can continue their investigation of the materials that caused two plastic bottle explosions today. Students who ride the bus will be taken home on their regular routes.

UPDATE: Terren Roloff with the Spokane School District says that someone left explosive devices in Ferris High School. A custodian that was attempting to clean up the mess from the 1st explosion suffered burns on his fingers.

The second device exploded in the opposite end of the building. Roloff says that at least a couple of staff members complained of irritation from breathing the fumes.
 
Spokane Fire responded to the scene and are treating the situation as a hazmat situation.
 
Spokane Police are also on scene. Students have been sent home for the day.

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SPOKANE, WASH. - At 8:30 Wednesday morning a two liter bottle exploded inside Ferris High School with a dye inside that was not hazardous, according to school officials. The incident did not require evacuation for the entire school. The fire department responded to the scene and at 9:45 they gave the all clear throughout the entire high school.

At this point they do not know who the bottle belonged to, but school officials can confirm that no one was injured and the chemical inside was not hazardous.

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