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.READ MORE: 100-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor From Metro Detroit Remembers Family, Other Victims On International Holocaust Remembrance Day
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.READ MORE: Detroit Man Charged In Robbery, Fatal Shooting Of Liquor Store Clerk
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, MLive.com reported.MORE NEWS: Person Of Interest Being Questioned In Fatal Shooting Of 15-Year-Old, Detroit Police Say
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