Third suspect in custody for Craigmont HS bombing

Fire and emergency crews are responding to a report that a bomb went off in Memphis high school.
Fire and emergency crews are responding to a report that a bomb went off in Memphis high school.
Leviticus Lacy (left), Tarif Johnson (middle), Shaquille Watson (right) / Courtesy of Shelby County Jail
Leviticus Lacy (left), Tarif Johnson (middle), Shaquille Watson (right) / Courtesy of Shelby County Jail

(WMC-TV) – A third suspect is in custody as investigators continue to look into the bombings that happened at Craigmont High School Thursday.

The third suspect, 18-year-old Shaquille Watson, is now also charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and possession of a prohibited weapon.Memphis Fire Department said the bombs were made out of some type of cleaning solution and aluminum foil.

Two other students, who have already been charged, appeared in court Friday.

Bond was set for Leviticus Lacy, 18, and Tarif Johnson, 18, at $300,000 each.  They are both charged with Aggravated assault, Felony Reckless Endangerment, and Possession of Prohibited Weapon, which is a felony.

Police say someone received a bomb threat on the phone.  After hearing the threat, at around 11:30 a.m., staff heard a loud noise and saw smoke.

Two bombs did detonate, one of those on the second floor, and another on the third floor.

An assistant principal, who is asthmatic, was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and irritation as a precaution.

Memphis City Schools believe it was a prank.

The school was evacuated and classes were eventually canceled at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Students and teachers did return to class Friday morning.

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