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Pipe bomb found at Harbor High School

Harbor High School in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz City Schools
Harbor High School in Santa Cruz

Update: 10/7/21 9:29 p.m. A man was arrested on Thursday morning for rigging a firework and placing it on a chain-link fence at Harbor High School. The makeshift pipe bomb could be heard from miles away on Saturday night.

The 50-year-old was detained in Scotts Valley. He allegedly claims he was lighting up the explosive device in celebration of the jamboree taking place.

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KION) The Santa Cruz Police Department says they received a call about an explosion on the 300 block of La Fonda Avenue at 6:51 p.m.

Upon arriving at the scene, police say they discovered a makeshift pipe bomb in Harbor High's chain-link fence.

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad helped render the explosive safe.

An investigation into the incident has been launched.

Amelia Rosenberg

Amelia Rosenberg is a weekend producer at KION News Channel 5/46.

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