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Teen Facing Explosive Device Charge After Mom Turns in Suspicious Package

Device was inactive, according to Prince William County Police.

A mother found a 'suspicious device' in her 16-year-old son’s bedroom and brought it to authorities to investigate, according to the Prince William County Police Department.

The 34-year-old woman brought the device to the lobby of the Eastern District Police Station at 15948 Donald Curtis Drive in Woodbridge at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, authorities report. She told authorities she found the device in her son's backpack. 

“Due to the appearance of the device, it was removed from the station to a remote area of the parking lot for safety,” according to a press release from authorities.

The Fire Marshals’ Office and the Virginia State Police, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team responded and determined that the device was inactive. 

The Dumfries teen was charged with possession or manufacturing a fire bomb or explosive device. Authorities are not releasing his name because of his age. He is being held at the Juvenile Detention Center. 

Sharon December 12, 2013 at 08:56 PM
Kudos to a mother who was showing what true parenting is all about!
McBrinn December 13, 2013 at 08:53 AM
Wow. That must have been really tough for her to do. Good job Mom! Think of the tragedy and heart break possibly avoided if the Harris and Klebold families had done likewise.
Rick Young December 13, 2013 at 01:16 PM
Was this kid adopted???? Is there a father around??? At least the mother is a responsible citizen.......

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