Student arrested after explosive device found at Seattle school


SEATTLE - Police arrested a student who they said brought a small improvised explosive device to Eckstein Middle School in north Seattle Thursday morning.


Staff at the school found the components for the device in a search of the student's backpack, and called police, the Seattle Police Department said.


The small device was similar to a large firework and was not fully assembled, police said.


"Unless it was close to somebody, it would have only caused minor damage," said Sgt. Verner O'Quinn in a news release.


Police booked the student into the Youth Service Center on suspicion of possession of an explosive.