POLICE: Suspicious Devices That Shut Down Titusville High Was Misplaced School Project
By Space Coast Daily // March 23, 2018
police: 'While highly concerning, there was no criminal intent in this incident'
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Titusville police investigators have confirmed with school administration that the devices found on Titusville High School property on Thursday, and shut down the school, were unintentionally left behind by students involved in an earlier project.
“While highly concerning, there was no criminal intent in this incident,” said Titusville Deputy Chief Todd Hutchinson.
Investigators confirmed this morning that the two devices were from an earlier project by the Robotics team.
“They were handmade ‘makeshift missiles’ to shoot out of an air-cannon similar to devices that shoot out T-shirts at sporting events,” said Hutchinson.
“The fact that the devices were packed with small bolts for weight, added to the concern of them being an actual device when initially x-rayed.
Hutchinson said school administration will be handling the issue, which caused a considerable disruption.
No criminal charges are expected at this point.
“We are disappointed by the tremendous use of resources but certainly thankful that there was no ill intent in this incident,” said Detective Sergeant Bill Amos.
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