LAFAYETTE, Colo. (May 14, 2013)--A teacher found a suspicious package inside a high school in Lafayette, Colo., and took it outside, where police determined it was a bomb and detonated it.
A 16-year-old student was arrested after the explosive device was found Monday morning at Centaurus High School.
Lafayette Police Cmdr. Gene McCausey said the device was similar to a pipe bomb.
The discovery forced the evacuation of the school and the closure of a nearby road for several hours.
McCausey says the device could have hurt people nearby had it exploded.
The FBI and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are involved in the investigation.