Authorities find guns, ammo, explosives in home of a student accused of making a threat

The bomb squad was called to the house.
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The bomb squad was called to the house.

Update 7:45 p.m.

The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office says a "potential tragedy has been averted" following the discovery of a trove of weapons, ammunition and explosives at a student's home in Vadnais Heights.

After a report that a 13 year old boy had threatened another student at The Academy for Sciences and Agriculture in Vadnais Heights, police search his property and found him home alone with a cache of firearms, thousands of rounds of ammo, and at least one explosive device.

Some of these weapons were unsecured, and as a result his parents have been arrested for negligent storage of a firearm – a gross misdemeanor. The boy is also in custody.

The sheriff's office said tragedy was averted because the threatened boy's parents spoke up.

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Police found a trove of weapons, ammo and explosives after searching the home of a student accused of threatening another student.

Ramsey County Sheriff's Office said on Friday that a search of the 13-year-old boy's Vadnais Heights home turned up "a cache of firearms, ammunition, at least one ballistic vest, and explosive devices."

It comes after the parents of another child at the Academy for Sciences & Agriculture told police the boy had threatened their child within the last 24 hours.

The boy and his two parents were arrested and the scene is still under investigation. 

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