UPDATE: Student Arrested for Bringing Explosives to School

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

Police have arrested an 18-year-old Lincoln East student for bringing bullets and homemade explosives to school.

George Chen was lodged at the Lancaster County jail for Unlawful Possession of Explosive Materials and Possession of a Destructive Device, both class four felonies.

On May 7th, Lincoln police found more than 200 bullets and some homemade explosives at Lincoln East High School.

Police say a student saw bullets in a backpack at school and told the associate principal he thought another student had a weapon and ammunition.

School officials located Chen and questioned him. They found 50, .22 caliber rifle bullets in his backpack and a further search found more than 150 bullets in his vehicle.

Police say Chen also had several homemade explosives. Police say there were no threats made and they don't believe anyone was in danger.

The fire inspector took the explosives for testing.

The student has no criminal history with Lincoln police. He faces discipline from the school.

Lincoln police say the student that told administrators did exactly the right thing.

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