This story is winding down, but I think it should be remembered as an interesting object lesson. At first, there were bombs everywhere. Then over time the bombs were revealed as hoaxes (there were three of them) but not until after this:
Students were sent home, businesses were evacuated and large portions of town were cordoned off as local, county and federal authorities investigated. None of the three devices detonated, but some of the five “chemical reaction devices” (authorities called them “MacGyver bombs” after the TV character who improvised explosives) popped while authorities were busy at the first three scenes.
MacGyver bombs? You know, I’ve never seen that show. I must have been living in the Jungle when it was popular.
Anyway, the MacGuyver bombs are still under investigation but my money is on Coke and Mentos ‘devices.’
The Star Tribune is reporting that the police have no suspects, but there are “persons of interest.” Now, check out this interesting bit of reporting from the same Strib article:
Princeton High School senior Casey Hanson said his class was told by one teacher that no students were considered suspects. Most students said the school day went as usual Thursday.
So, the regions major newspaper can’t find out anything about the “persons of interest” but some teacher “knows” it is not a student. Maybe. It is a small town. The teacher could be the police chief’s sibling and this could be for real. However, my money is on a different phenomenon: People’s mouths flap open and closed and random shit comes flying out.