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3:43 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Westside High School student charged as an adult after explosive device found

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 17-year-old student at Omaha's Westside High School has been charged as an adult after police say they found explosive materials and drugs in his backpack.

Dakota Parsons faces possession of explosive materials, possession of an explosive device and possession of marijuana.

Police say a staff member at the school saw an explosive device detonated on school grounds last Thursday and Parsons was in the area. Police say he had explosive materials and marijuana in his backpack. A search of his home turned up more explosive materials.

Parsons was in Douglas County court on Monday where bond was set at $50,000. His case is not on the online court system, and it's unclear if he has an attorney.

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