Chief of Police Jane Castor
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Ex-student Jared Cano held for Tampa 'school bomb plot'

A "potentially catastrophic" bomb plot hatched by an expelled high-school student has been thwarted in the US city of Tampa, Florida, say police.

Jared Cano, 17, is accused of planning to plant a device at Freedom High School in north Tampa and detonate it as students returned on Tuesday.

Chief of Police Jane Castor said the material found in Cano's room included fuel sources, shrapnel, sharp, plastic tubing, and fusing devices.

  • 18 Aug 2011