COVINGTON, LA (WVUE) - The Covington Police Department announced an arrest Wednesday in connection to a chemical exposure at a junior high school on Tuesday.
On Tuesday eight students at William Pitcher Jr. High School were believed to have been exposed to an unknown chemical, but all refused treatment with no injuries reported.
Police said the 13-year-old suspect was taken into custody the same day after bringing materials commonly used to manufacture a bomb to the campus.
The student was charged with one count of manufacturing a bomb, and was booked into the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center, according to The Covington Police Department.
The St. Tammany Parish School System said parents were made aware of the situation via a school-wide robocall.
The following was posted to the Covington PD's Facebook page Tuesday: