HERNANDO, MS (abc24.com) - Six students at Hernando High School were in hot water for leaving a homemade explosive at a teacher's doorstep.
According to Hernando Police, the teacher was walking to his front door just before 11:00pm on December 10, 2011 after hearing his door bell ring. Before he got there, he heard an explosion.
That explosion was caused by a homemade device called 'The Works', "which is something like Drano, plastic water bottle and tin foil," Hernando Police Chief Mike Riley told abc24.com.
"It's not classified as a bomb," he explained. "It didn't have any type of explosives or shrapnel or anything to go with it."
Lieutenant Jason Pagenkopf with the Shelby County Bomb Squad said bomb or not, this device could do major damage. He said, "If you got it in your hand, good chance you're going to lose your hand, possibly hurt your arm and get into some arteries."
Nobody was injured in the incident. The 15 and 16-year-old students were charged with disturbing the peace. None were arrested but they did receive a juvenile summons to appear in court.