A Utah teenager on Monday tried to blow up his high school with a homemade bomb, police said.
The same student, police said, hoisted a flag supporting the terror group ISIS last month.
“Based on our investigation we can confirm this was a failed attempt to detonate a homemade explosive,” St. George police said in a statement. “It was also determined that the male had been researching information and expressing interest in ISIS and promoting the organization.”
Police arrested and charged the teenager with manufacturing and possessing a weapon of mass destruction. More charges are expected for the vandalism at Hurricane High School, where he destroyed an Americans flag and spray painted “ISIS is coming” on the school’s exterior, police said.