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School principal targeted in Blackstone car bombing

BLACKSTONE — A homemade explosive device, possibly a pipe bomb, detonated Thursday night underneath a car belonging to Bellingham High School principal Lucas A. Giguere, leaving him “terrified” but uninjured – and his family puzzled about the motive for the attack.

Giguere’s father, Oliver, lives next door to his son and rushed out of his home around 6:15 p.m. Thursday when the explosive detonated inside the engine compartment of his son’s Jeep, which was parked in the driveway of the principal’s small single family home.

“It’s weird,’’ Oliver Giguere told the Globe Friday afternoon. “He doesn’t know who did it. He don’t know. He don’t know.”

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