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January 14, 2006 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
Internet rumors of Friday the 13th violence at a high school near Lancaster caused hundreds of students to skip school or leave early with worried parents, said school and law enforcement officials. Also, 10 Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were sent to the school Friday morning as a precaution. "This was rumor, upon rumor, upon rumor," said Mark Bryant, principal of 3,400-student Quartz Hill High School. The rumor involved two former students, ages 15 and 17, who were arrested Dec.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2005 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
Huntington Beach police alerted residents Thursday to three recent pipe bomb explosions in residential areas and asked that they report any suspicious activities. The devices were made of galvanized pipe and black powder and had the potential to cause serious injury, said Huntington Beach Police Lt. David Bunetta. No injuries were reported. The devices were placed against concrete retaining walls. The first damaged phone wire near Holland Drive and Marken Lane and was discovered about 9:50 p.m.
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August 12, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
A University of Oklahoma student told federal investigators he forgot a pipe bomb he built for fun was in his luggage when tried to board an airplane, court documents show. Charles Alfred Dreyling Jr., 24, was charged with trying to carry the bomb aboard a Delta Air Lines flight from Oklahoma City to Atlanta. He was released on $10,000 bail. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
Workers at an industrial park discovered a pipe bomb attached to a 55-gallon propane tank Monday that had been ignited but failed to detonate, police said. The 6-inch pipe packed with explosive powder was discovered shortly before 7:45 a.m. in a warehouse at 1301 Burton St., Sgt. Steve Matson said. A trail of flammable liquid leading to the tank had been lighted in an unsuccessful attempt to detonate the bomb. Anyone with information is asked to call (714) 738-6782.
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February 8, 2005 | David Reyes, Times Staff Writer
A Garden Grove man was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for making a bomb that detonated outside the Santa Ana campaign headquarters of Rep. Loretta Sanchez. The bomb detonated in Hai Duc Le's parked car, injuring Le but no one else. Le, 36, originally faced charges of using a weapon of mass destruction. But he pleaded guilty in November to reduced charges of possession and manufacturing of a destructive device.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2004 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
An object originally thought to be a bomb that was found in a high school locker room Friday turned out to be a harmless piece of metal pipe, police said Monday. Sgt. Kevin Thomas, spokesman for Fountain Valley police, said he initially told reporters that the object was an explosive device based on information from members of the Orange County Sheriff's Department bomb squad, who responded to the scare at Fountain Valley High School.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 2004 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
A pipe bomb was discovered and dismantled Friday afternoon in the gymnasium of Fountain Valley High School, authorities said. Police and fire squads responded to reports of a small fire in the boys' locker room at the school shortly after 3:30 p.m., said police Sgt. Kevin Thomas. Firefighters opened a smoking locker and found two small fires and a metal pipe with a cap on one end, Thomas said. It appears that the fires were intended to ignite the apparent pipe bomb, he said.
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September 22, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A man who died in a car bombing outside the Opryland resort in July killed himself and tried to make it look like murder so his family could collect his life insurance, Nashville police said. William Young's SUV exploded July 20 half a mile from the main entrance to Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville's largest hotel. Police said Young, 43, had detonated a pipe bomb.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
A federal judge on Monday refused to throw out the government's strongest charges against a Garden Grove man accused of using a bomb as a weapon of mass destruction outside an Orange County congresswoman's office. U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney ruled against Hai Duc Le, 35, whose attorney asked that two counts of a new four-count indictment be dismissed.
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March 6, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
FBI officials are hoping that a weekend broadcast of "America's Most Wanted" will help them track down a Sonoma man suspected of planting bombs at two East Bay companies last year. Daniel Andreas San Diego will be featured on the Fox television program Saturday night. San Diego is accused of planting a pipe bomb on Aug. 28 at Chiron Corp., a biotech firm in Emeryville, and another on Sept. 26 at Shaklee Corp., a Pleasanton firm that makes health, beauty and household products.
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