The explosion and small fire at Lincoln South East High School Friday morning was caused by a large incendiary bomb on the south side of the high school. It broke some overhead windows and set off the sprinkler system that kept the fire out of the building on south 37th but did cause some damage to the school.
Chief Inspector Bill Moody tells us that the device consisted of up to 25 propane cylinders bound together and then ignited by a flammable liquid. Chief Inspector Moody says that luckly all the cylinders didn’t go off at the same time as planned. He says that would have been a great deal more destructive.
Inspector Moody says they would like to hear from anyone who might have any information about the explosion. Moody says that one of the suspects probably suffered some burns when the cylinders exploded prematurely.