FIT student Christian Duke faces felony charges after 'Mythbusters'-inspired explosion

8:10 AM, Nov 26, 2012   |    comments
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +

 

Melbourne, FL (Florida Today) -- A Florida Institute of Technology student is accused of detonating a homemade bomb at the school, a device the student said he learned how to make by watching the Discovery Channel TV show "MythBusters."

No one was injured in the early Sunday incident, police said.

At about 12:20 a.m., Melbourne police were called to the school at 150 W. University Boulevard.

"The ensuing investigation revealed that Christian Barnes Duke, age 19, possessed a destructive device that he made from common household chemicals and items," a press release from Melbourne police says. Duke allegedly used the items to create a chemical reaction inside a "container," which will explode as pressure and heat builds.

"Duke placed this device in a stairwell within the school dorm and detonated the device, causing a loud blast that disrupted other students who were in the building at the time," the news release says.

Duke is charged with two felony counts: possessing a destructive device on school property and making, possessing, placing and discharging a destructive device.


You May Also Like...

Bikini Photos: 2012 Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant

Monkey off our backs: "Mystery Monkey" finally captured!

Sex Offender Search: Look up Florida Sex Offenders here

Lawsuit: Scientology allegedly covered up woman's death

Lovely Angels: 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show pictures

Yowtch! Teen accidentally shoots off his penis, testicle

Nation in distress? Veteran flies flag upside down after Obama victory

Cheerleader sex: Former Ben-Gal pleads guilty to sex with teen

Unwelcome house guests: Coyotes move into abandoned mansion

PHOTOS: George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin crime scene pics

Not just a game? Man murdered for Magic: The Gathering cards

Yearbook mug shot: Teen who posed in racy yearbook photos busted for underage drinking

Bikinis, mud, trucks: The Redneck Yacht Club

Photos: Ex-Charlie Sheen Goddess Bree Olson

Naughty Schoolgirls: Naughty schoolgirl night at Tampa club pictures

Outrageous mug shot galleries...

Strange: Some of the most unusual mug shots we've seen

Notorious Women: Bad girls behind bars

Teachers: Teacher arrest mugshots

Celebrities: The rich and famous have their own booking photos

Jaw droppers: Open mouth mug shots

Laughers: What's so funny mug shots

Prostitutes: Prostitute mug shots

Athletes: Professional athlete mug shots 

Porn arrests: Child porn arrest mug shots 

Local Mugs: Hillsborough County Mug shots

More unusual mug shots and galleries: 10 News slideshows and galleries

Most Watched Videos