'The Works' bombs earn BSH student jail sentence

Jun 25 2012 - 8:32pm

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FARMINGTON -- An 18-year-old man who admitted to possessing the explosives that shut down Bountiful High School in April was sentenced to serve four months in jail.

Chris Andrew Perry appeared in 2nd District Court on Monday for his sentencing hearing. It had been delayed a week because court officials were unaware that Perry had been arrested and booked in Davis County Jail on June 16 by Bountiful police on warrants for misdemeanor charges unrelated to the explosives.

Perry, who pleaded guilty May 7 to third-degree felony possession of explosive parts, was transported from the jail to court.

Judge Michael G. Allphin sentenced Perry to serve 120 days in jail and gave him credit for time he has already served. He also ordered Perry to get into a drug treatment program and sentenced him to serve three years' probation.

Perry was originally charged with three counts of possession of an explosive device, second-degree felonies.

Police said Perry and a girl set off several incendiary devices, commonly known as "The Works" bomb, on

April 11.

One of those devices was set off at Bountiful High School and caused officials to put the school into lockdown for about 90 minutes while police searched the building and grounds for more devices. No one was hurt and no damage was done by any of the explosives, which were made with toilet bowl cleaner and aluminum foil.

The girl was charged in 2nd District Juvenile Court.

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