They learned how to make them on the Internet.
Two, 11-year-old boys are responsible for manufacturing 13 soda bottle bombs which were located in the parking lot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Hagerstown on Saturday. That's according to the Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office, which says the youths have been sent to an organized referral program which addresses the seriousness of their actions.
Investigators say the two kids learned to construct these bombs from the internet.
Authorities say a neighbors of the church heard explosions on Saturday and contacted police. The Washington County Sheriff's Department and the Hagerstown Fire Marshal's Office responded. They determined that ten of the device had exploded, and three had not. The Maryland State Fire Marshal's Office Bomb Squad was summoned to the scene, and rendered the three harmless. Personnel also collected evidence at the scene.
There were no injuries or property damage from these explosions.
"The construction of these types of devices in this and similar incidents have sometimes been misrepresented at fun," says State Fire Marshal William Barnard, in a statement. "However, the seriousness and destructive nature of these devices can cause: loss of vision, respiratory distress, loss of extermities and possibly death."