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No injuries when homemade bomb tossed into gym

November 18, 2011

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CHESHIRE, Conn.—Police and fire officials say what appears to be a homemade bomb has exploded in the Cheshire High School gym, but there are no injuries or damage.

Police Lt. Chris Cote tells The Hartford Courant (http://cour.at/vROf3A) Friday night that emergency responders who went to the gym found a plastic bottle filled with chemicals. The bottle was tossed into the gym near where the girls' volleyball team was practicing just after 5:30 p.m.

Police said two coaches were taken to a hospital after complaining of skin irritation.

Cote said state police are trying to determine who made the bomb and what was used. He said he had no information about a suspect or whether a student is suspected.

Firefighters, the FBI, a State Police Bomb Squad and members of the State Police Emergency Services Unit investigated.

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Information from: The Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com