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Foster Teen Bombs Home
December 2, 2009 permalink
Teenager Melchizedek Williams has bombed his foster home, Scot House, in Argyle New York, injuring a staff member and a thirteen-year-old resident. Unanswered by the press: Why would he want to bomb his home?
Police: Teen made bomb with chemicals, set it off outside foster care home
November 30, 2009 3:24 PM, Michelle Kim
A 16-year-old Argyle teen has been arrested after he allegedly constructed a homemade bomb and set it off outside a county-run foster care home, injuring a 13-year-old facility resident, the Washington County Sheriff's Office said Monday.
Melchizedek Williams, also a resident of the foster care home, the Scot House, was charged with felony criminal possession of a weapon, misdemeanor second-degree reckless endangerment and misdemeanor child endangerment.
According to the Sheriff's Office, Williams made the bomb out of household cleaning supplies. The device exploded outside the facility, in the presence of the 13-year-old victim.
A staff member also received a chemical burn as a result of the explosion, the Sheriff's Office said.
Williams was arraigned in Town Court and remanded to the Washington County Correctional Facility on $5,000 bail. He's scheduled to reappear in court Dec. 1.
Source: WRGB Schenectady