By Bria Brown

NEWAYGO, Mich. (AP) — A student who lost both thumbs after his homemade explosive went off in a high school classroom has been released from a hospital, police in western Michigan said Wednesday.

The 16-year-old boy was suspended and will likely face expulsion proceedings in the Newaygo school district, Newaygo police said.

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The teen brought a homemade explosive to Newaygo High School and accidentally detonated it Monday, injuring himself, four other students and a teacher, police said.

The boy lost both thumbs, Newaygo County prosecutor Worth Stay said.

The boy’s father was charged Tuesday with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and manufacture or possession of a Molotov cocktail after police searched his home.

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A child welfare investigator, Jessica Held, told a judge that police don’t believe the boy wanted to harm others.

He “brought it to school to show friends when it went off in his hands,” Held told a Newaygo County Probate Court judge Wednesday.

The judge said two kids living with the father, David Saylor, must be placed with their mother, reported.

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