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Utah Student Accused of Flying ISIS Flag, Bringing Bomb to School

Two weeks after replacing the American flag with an Islamic State flag at a nearby school, police say, a Utah teenager set fire to pieces of paper in his backpack and walked away.

The fire was supposed to spread to an explosive device that would ignite and fire shrapnel at his Pine View High School classmates as they ate lunch.

That’s what the student intended to happen on Monday, St. George police say. Instead, the fire fizzled out before igniting the explosives. None of the school’s 1,100 students were harmed. The student was arrested that night.

Read more at The Salt Lake Tribune

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