Explosive device explodes near Des Moines school

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police say charges are likely against two students who allegedly tossed a small, apparently homemade device that exploded outside East High School in Des Moines.

The small blast took place on a sidewalk about 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, just as classes began. No one was injured and no property was damaged.

Police Sgt. Chris Scott says at least one of the students made the device. He had no details on how it was made or what it contained. He says the two boys were being questioned, and he expects charges will be filed.

A School District spokesman says the staff members caught the students after the device went off.