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Homemade bomb detonated at Atascadero High School

The Atascadero Police Department was called to the Atascadero High School around 7 p.m. Tuesday to investigate a possible pipe bomb explosion.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found evidence that someone had detonated a homemade chemical bomb on campus, according to police. The homemade bomb was made from household cleaning supplies that, when combined in a plastic bottle and sealed, will cause a chemical reaction and explosion.

The San Luis Obispo County Hazmat Team was dispatched to assist in the investigation, and it was determined that the device was not a chemical danger to the public. No one was hurt.

The Atascadero Police Department is still investigating the incident, which could lead to felony charges. Anyone with information is asked to call 461-5051.

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