2 bottles explode in Memphis high school, grocery

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Associated Press

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Updated Thursday, May 3 at 1:02 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two suspects are in custody after a chemical-filled bottle exploded at a Memphis high school. Authorities say a similar explosion at a suburban grocery store is unrelated.

Craigmont High School was evacuated just before noon on Thursday in what school authorities called a prank explosion. Officials say an assistant principal went to the hospital after inhaling smoke produced by the mixture. Police said a bomb threat had been called in to the school beforehand.

Shortly after, another bottle was found about 15 miles away in a Kroger grocery store. Kroger spokesman Joe Bell said a customer accidentally left a bottle with dry ice in the parking lot where it exploded. No one was injured.

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