Police arrested a teen boy after they say they found ingredients used to create an explosive device at his home.
On Tuesday, at 2 p.m., police say they were contacted by officials at Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City. The administrators told investigators that they were concerned about the behavior of a 16-year-old student.
Police took the student from Cedar Creek and brought him to the Galloway Township Police Department. Investigators say there was initially no indication the student posed a threat to anyone at Cedar Creek.
Investigators from Galloway Township as well as the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office went to the student's home on the 300 block of East Spencer Lane. Investigators say they found several items, including electronic parts and chemicals, that would cause an explosion if mixed together. The student was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon, an explosive device. He was taken to Harborfields Juvenile Detention Facility.
Police and school officials conducted a sweep of Cedar Creek High School as a precaution. Nothing was found.