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Teen Makes Bomb With Internet’s Help

Tue., April 11, 1995

A bomb found in a teenager’s bedroom was made with information gathered from the Internet, police said Monday.

The boy’s father found the bomb and brought it to police headquarters in this southeastern Missouri town last week.

“It was a fairly sophisticated device, constructed of gunpowder and gasoline with Styrofoam melted into the gasoline,” said Police Chief Howard Boyd. “It formed a napalmlike substance that will stick to you and burn.”

Boyd declined to release the youth’s name or exact age.

He said the teenager learned how to make the bomb from another youth who had pulled the instructions from the Internet, the worldwide computer network.

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