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Students questioned over Stockholm school blast

Published: 30 Jan 2013 16:50 GMT+01:00

"I didn't have much time to think, it was like a shock," Zakarias Labidi, a 13-year-old student who received minor injuries in the blast, told the TT news agency.

The incident occurred in a classroom at the Kvarnbergsskolan in Huddinge, south of Stockholm, just after midday on Wednesday.

Four people were hospitalized with minor injuries, and ten others were also injured. Damage to the building was limited.

Later in the afternoon, police called in four young people for questioning, according to the Aftonbladet newspaper. A witness said one of them had built an explosive device.

"He'd seen how to do it on the internet," the witness said.

Emergency workers told TT that the explosion involved a plastic bottle that contained some sort of liquid, but further details about the contents remain unknown.

Student Zakarias Labidi explained that the liquid contained "bits of foil" and was hurled into the room from another floor.

"It landed about two metres from our table, then a teacher came to pick it up and throw it away. Then, she noticed it was warm and then it exploded in her hand. Liquid went all over her and on some of the other students," he told TT.

Emergency services directed students to a nearby community and recreation centre following the incident.

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Your comments about this article

17:58 January 30, 2013 by Jean Noel
The new Sweden. Smh...
20:11 January 30, 2013 by Svensksmith
We made a bunch of stuff in shop class back in the day...but never bombs. Must be some new educational mandate that I missed.
20:18 January 30, 2013 by Frobobbles
Caustic soda bomb. Nasty. Look it up on youtube.
21:23 January 30, 2013 by riose
@Frobobbles Is hydrocloric acid (aka Muriatic acid) mixed with water. As dangerous as a firecracker.
21:50 January 30, 2013 by Logic_and_Reason
"The school, which has around 600 students in grades seven through nine, directing them to a nearby community and recreation centre."

Jesus, TheLocal, why is it that every single article you publish online has some sort of elementary mistake?? Your reputation is harmed by the incompetent people who write and edit this junk. Will you ever get it together and become respectable?
09:46 January 31, 2013 by Frobobbles
@Riose "As dangerous as a firecracker. " Yeah, if you only think of it as a bomb. The teacher that picked it up and had it explode in the face got to 'see' another side of it. "Both the mist and the solution have a corrosive effect on human tissue, with the potential to damage respiratory organs, eyes, skin, and intestines."
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