A Kaua’i High School student was caught with a homemade bomb at school Friday morning, according to the Kauai Police Department.
A call about 9:20 a.m. from KHS’ School Resource Officer Paul Applegate triggered a police response to bomb threat. Police then requested assistance from the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team from Schofield Barracks, and the team was flown in from O’ahu.
The Army team removed the device from school property and disposed of it.
Police are investigating the incident.
The Department of Education’s mandatory expulsion policy of 1997 states that any student who brings explosive materials or firearms to school will be expelled from public school for no less than one year, unless otherwise determined by the School Superintendent, Pat Hamamoto.