Administrators at Cedar Creek High School in Galloway Township phoned police last Tuesday afternoon to complain about unnamed 16-year-old student who was allegedly exhibiting "concern-causing behavior."
A search of the teen's home turned up what police described as "electronic parts and several types of chemicals that when mixed together could cause an explosion." An exact list of chemicals found was not released.
The student was subsequently charged with possession of a weapon, an explosive device, and booked into Harborfields Detention Center.
Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District Superintendent Steve Ciccariello commended the student's teacher for reporting his behavior to school officials. "In reality, we followed what we're trained to follow," Ciccariello said.