Student in Protective Custody After Explosive Mixture Found in Suburban Home

The student allegedly purchased materials that could be combined to make explosives

A suburban student is in protective custody after authorities located a mixture of explosive materials inside of a home, according to police.

Authorities in suburban Batavia say that they received a tip from the FBI on Tuesday about an individual in the city purchasing materials that when mixed together could be used in the creation of explosives, according to a press release.

Batavia police and FBI agents descended on the home in the 1100 block of Davey Drive on Tuesday, and upon arrival discovered various amounts of explosive ingredients and containers to encase them. A mixture of explosive materials was also located, and due to the highly volatile nature of the materials, the mixture was destroyed using a controlled detonation.

Residents were made aware of the detonation, and there was no danger to the public, according to authorities.

In addition to the search of the student’s home, bomb-sniffing dogs were deployed to Batavia High School as a precaution, and no materials or explosive components were found.

According to police, the student is in protective custody and is undergoing an assessment at this time.

Batavia police and the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force are continuing their investigation of the case, and say that there is no current threat to the public.

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