(Original title: Surprise! Two high school students in Hong Kong returned to school with explosives, and the school was suspended)
Since the turmoil in Hong Kong this summer, there are not a few young people who have been misled, and some of them have made "amazing moves". According to Hong Kong media reports, on May 27, Caritas Ma On Shan Middle School on Kam Ying Road, Hong Kong found suspected explosive TATP in the school. Police arrived on the scene to investigate and arrested surnames Zhao (17, 5) and Li (18, Secondary 6) Two boys, the school announced the suspension of classes on the 28th.
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Police, firefighters and ambulancemen arrived at the scene.
In the afternoon of the 27th, the personnel of the fire truck, ambulance and police explosives disposal section received the report and went to the above-mentioned middle school for alert and disposal. The two arrested high school students claimed that they had received a small amount of powder from the protesters in Mong Kok when they participated in the demonstrations recently, took them back to the school and asked the chemistry teacher in the classroom, "Do you know what this is?" About it. After preliminary inspections, the police believed that the powder was a potent explosive, TATP, which required a small amount to detonate.
The school issued a statement saying that due to the discovery of unknown chemicals on campus, in order to take care of the safety of all staff and students and avoid immediate danger, the school has immediately notified the fire department to inspect and alert the school. Later, the police were informed to assist the process. The relevant area of the school department has been immediately blocked for specialists to handle; all day students have now left the school properly, and boarding students have been arranged to return to the dormitory. As the incident is still under investigation, the school does not have all the facts, so no individual comment will be made.
School statement and suspension notice
The school stated that after preliminary understanding, the chemicals may take a long time to be diluted and cleaned up. In order to facilitate the school department's in-depth cleaning, the school decided to suspend classes for one day on Thursday (28th). All day students do not need to return to school all day and stay at home for self-study. The boarding students stay in the dormitory area all day, under the guidance of the school's staff, and will attend classes as usual on Friday (29th).
A spokesman for the Education Bureau of the SAR Government said that the Bureau is very concerned about the incident and is learning about the situation at the school and will provide support as needed.
Public information shows that TATP is a powerful explosive, which is highly explosive and unstable, and can be detonated with a small amount, which is extremely dangerous to the public. TATP raw materials are easy to obtain, and they are generally available in chemical stores or chemical plants. They are cheap and the chemical synthesis process for making explosives is not complicated, and no special equipment or equipment is required. In the 2015 "Hong Kong independence" oyster surge bombing case, the police had seized the main raw material of the TATP bomb; it was also reported that TATP was also the "protagonist" of the serial terrorist attack in London in July 2005, when at least 56 people died.
Police seized 1.5 kilograms of TATP in July this year.
In July this year, Hong Kong police seized 1.5 kilograms of TATP in Longsheng Factory Building in Tsuen Wan and detonated in 5 instants. They arrested Lu Yizheng, a 27-year-old member of the Popular Front, and charged him with knowingly possessing explosives. For explosives intended to endanger life or property, the former can be sentenced up to 14 years and the latter up to 20 years.
"Hong Kong independence" elements making explosives are liable to trial for up to 20 years in prison
Overseas website November 25. Hong Kong police seized 1.5 kilograms of suspected explosive TATP (strong explosive) in an industrial building in Tsuen Wan in July this year. Lu Yi, a member of the "Hong Kong Independence" organization "Hong Kong National Front", was arrested for "possession of explosives" . The prosecution amended the charge today (25th) to sue for a more severe “manufacturing explosives with the intention of endangering life or property”. The defendant does not need to answer the new charge for the time being. The case was postponed until January 6, 2020 in the Eastern District Court. The delivery process will be referred to the High Court of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.