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Teen Arrested For Igniting Smoke Bomb Inside NJ School

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (CBS) — An 18-year-old has been arrested after igniting a homemade smoke bomb inside the cafeteria of a New Jersey high school.

The incident happened at about 11:20 a.m. Monday inside Atlantic City High School.

According to investigators, Sebastian Delgado set off a homemade smoke bomb while he and other students were waiting to purchase lunch in the food line of the student cafeteria.

The device created a great deal of smoke and the school was evacuated.

No students were injured as a result of the incident. However, an adult high school staff member suffered a minor injury while he was evacuating. The 52-year-old male employee slipped and fell and was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center for treatment. He was treated and released from the hospital.

Students returned to the classrooms at 11:50 a.m.

Delgado was taken into custody at the high school and has been charged with possession of a destructive device, causing widespread panic and aggravated assault.

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