LODI, Calif. (CBS13) – A high-powered firecracker exploded during a high school spirit rally Friday, causing minor injuries to several students and leading to the arrest of a teen.

The Lodi Police Department said a 15-year-old student was questioned and arrested for allegedly setting off an M-1000 firecracker as a prank on the quad at Tokay High School shortly after noon.

A number of students suffered minor injuries to their legs due to the explosion. Most of the affected students were treated at the high school and released to their parents, according to authorities.

The teen suspect is facing criminal charges for setting off an explosion on school grounds.

Comments (8)
  1. Robert Brown says:

    Give it a rest BFD Fire crakers were almost a daily thing back in high SCROOL

  2. Taco says:

    Wow, you really are an idiot arent you.

  3. penguin676 says:

    Robert Brown you are either a complete idiot or you are incredibly misinformed. An M1000 firecracker is a 1/4 stick of dynamite. Very possible to result in severe injury or death. Check out this link:

  4. Tokay High School Student says:

    Well I was there, and I can tell you it is not a daily thing at Tokay. The crowd was very dense, and it is a good thing the fire cracker went off towards the edge of the crowd rather than the center. I am personally glad none of my friends were hurt. Tokay High does not put up with this behavior, not even the students. Most students are angry, but some of us just want to talk to the kid (we all know who it was) and let it be known that this was not just some harmless prank, and that he should think about his actions in the future and how they might affect others.

  5. bri says:

    kids could have gotten hurt or ear drums hurt . this kid did something very dangerous and his parents could possibley get a law suit against them for injuries. Had a friend that lose several fingers as a kid to a Cherrybomb, and I think this is bigger

  6. viper says:

    look no matter what he did ,he did it as a prank even though he didnt stop and thank about his actions.it comes down to this it was a prank. we all have done the high school prank well most of us have . hell i even done it . the electric shop teacher got a great shock out of it .m1000 is 1/4 stick of tnt .and it coulda done some real damage to the students . to label this kid as being a bad kid is totaly wrong .maybe lable him the dounce(dummy) .just seems like to much time and energy is put into a firecracker prank. police and homeland police will label him a terrist for this action just was and see. it was just a prank that went totaly wrong .and he should be made to pay but not like a full blown bomber would be.

  7. Friends Dont Blow Friends Up says:

    Recently I had to laugh when I heard a comedian say, males from ages 14 to 24 years old should be put on a leash or caged. Made me think of my youthful, stupid years. Sounds like this young man needs a lesson taught to him about how lethal explosives can be. Maybe a trip to the ER during 4th of July week would be helpful to him.

  8. Laszlo Mohacsi says:

    Viper! Yes he did a bad thing and We should burn him at the stake so others will not follow in his footsteps! Terrorist act? Yes or does the kid have sod for a brain! Times have changed and Pranks are no longer allowed if they hurt people! Given he has not learned anything in school, or he would have engaged brain before putting plan into action! Let us look to the TGeachers for not producing a child with the tools needed to live among society! Better yet Slap his momma for not teaching him better!

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