Investigators Offer Reward To Solve ‘Pipe Bomb Explosion’ at Framingham High

FRAMINGHAM – A reward is being offered to find the individual(s) responsible for setting off a “minor explosion” at Framingham High Sunday night, with a “pipe bomb.”

Anyone with information is ask to call the state-wide Arson Hotline at 1-800-682-9229. All calls are confidential. The Arson Watch Reward Program offers up to $5,000 for information that helps to solve a case.

The “minor explosion” is being investigated by Framingham Police, Framingham Fire, Massachusetts State Police, and agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Framingham Superintendent of Schools Robert Tremblay told Source “upon review of the video surveillance, it appears that a car stopped in front of the high school’s front entrance at approximately 10 p.m” on Saturday, August 5.  At that time, “an unidentified person stepped out of a vehicle and threw/placed the device onto the plaza,” said Tremblay.

“The device detonated without damage, triggering alarms, or gaining attention in any manner. It remained undetected or at least unreported until 5:30 p.m. on Sunday,” said Tremblay.

Source was the first media outlet to report about the device that exploded at the high school on Sunday.

Framingham Police Lt. Patricia Grigas said investigators found “some type of black powder inside PVC-type pipe.”

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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