Bottle bomb leaves Baltimore principals in the cold
City school system sources confirm that the Professional Development Center at 2500 E. Northern Pkwy. has just been evacuated following the explosion of a bottle bomb at the new Friendship Academy middle/high school located there. No one injured, but a lot of administrators are inconvenienced: A citywide principals meeting is taking place at the building today. So as I write this from the comfort of my heated office, all the principals in the city are standing outside in the 22-degree weather.
UPDATE, 1:15 p.m.: My colleague Gus Sentementes spoke with a fire department spokesman, who confirms that a plastic soda bottle exploded on the second-floor hallway of the school shortly after noon. (No, this was not a science experiment.) Everyone was just allowed back into the building. School police, the fire department and the city police department's arson unit are investigating.