Teacher Confronts Student Armed With Bombs, Chainsaw, Sword

No doubt weighed down by his arsenal of 10 pipe bombs, a chainsaw and a sword with a 0.6-metre blade, a disturbed 17-year old's plan to wreak havoc in a San Mateo, CA high school was thwarted by a teacher.

Shortly after two pipe bombs were detonated in Hillsdale High School, English language development teacher Kennet Santana tackled the boy—pinning him down with the help of a few other members of the faculty until the police arrived. Not surprisingly, the kid is being described as "quiet", "shy" and "reclusive". It's always the person you least suspect, as they say, but you never hear about the loud, outgoing class clown going all leatherface on his classmates. [SFGate]

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