Crofty-bomb injures Academy-student

POSTED: 09/6/13 4:51 PM

St. Maarten – A student at the St. Maarten Academy PSVE sustained injuries yesterday morning from a homemade plastic bottle bomb, commonly known as a Crofty-bomb. According to a police report, a fellow student probably threw the bomb. The victim suffered superficial wounds to his face and body. Paramedics treated him on the scene, and police notified the victim’s parents.

Officers located the remains of the plastic bottle bomb and confiscated them for further investigation. No one has been arrested as a suspect yet.

The police noted that it is possible to make these bombs with chemicals that are available at any supermarket. (See related article on our Opinion page: Crofty bombs).

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