At My Church We Have A Youth Program Too

I don’t think we have activities like this, though

PORTLAND, ME (NEWS CENTER) — Police say there were no injuries or damage caused by a chemical bomb that went off in a parking lot near the Islamic Society of Portland.

The bomb went off in the lot between the Islamic Society and Back Bay Grill around 8:00 PM Tuesday night. Portland Police say Islamic elders came forward to tell them that a 13 year old from the Society was experimenting and was responsible for the bomb. Another bomb was also found undetinated [sic].

Via Aggie, who posits

Is society this fucking stupid?? Has political correctness rendered us so impotent that we can no longer connect the dots??

Well, according to the Portland police there are no dots.

Police say it’s unclear if charges will be filed against the teenagers.

So there.

One can only assume that if one wants to brush up on one’s bomb making skills then Portland, Maine is the place to go.

7 Responses to “At My Church We Have A Youth Program Too”

  1. major dad says:

    It isn’t political correctness it’s complete lack of a spine. Anyone else and they would be arrested with that weapon of mass destruction charge. What is wrong with these people?

  2. Nobrainer says:

    Maybe there’s more to the story.

    Otherwise, teenagers making explosions doesn’t really sound like news to me.

  3. JeffS says:

    Nobrainer, we get a fair number of pipe bombs around my area. People freak out every time, although they are nearly always teenagers being stupid.

    Heck, one was found in a camp ground that you can get to only by foot, boat, or helicopter. Guess what? A bomb squad was sent in, by helicopter.

    So, a teenager sets off a bomb in a parking lot in a city, and no one cares? It’s a lack of spine. Or sympathy.

  4. nightfly says:

    When did the Boy Scouts start offering Junior Terrorism Badges?

  5. Kathy Kinsley says:

    I have to admit that when I was in high school the chemistry lab had to lock up the nitric acid because the kids kept trying to make nitroglycerin.

    I had nothing to do with it – honest…

  6. JeffS says:

    Heh, Kathy….the new “nitric acid” is now dry ice!!

  7. cmblake6 says:

    Well, back in the 60’s when I were a Boy Sprout, my Scout Masters were Recon Marines and SEALs between tours of a certain overseas operation. WE did not stop at the end of the handbook. But our purpose was instilled as COUNTER terrorist operations.

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