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Forum staff reports, Published March 13 2009

Students charged in Detroit Lakes bomb incident

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Two students are facing felony charges in Becker County District Court in connection with the Feb. 25 detonation of two homemade bombs at Detroit Lakes High School.

Aaron Quinn Bachmann, 16, of 21255 Brookridge Drive, Detroit Lakes, and Christian Allan Breitzman, 18, of 30376 240th St., Detroit Lakes, were each charged with one felony count of explosive or incendiary devices.

Breitzman, who was released Thursday after posting a $5,000 bond, is accused of bringing the materials used in the homemade bombs to school and mixing them together there, then placing one of them in a garbage can in the upper hallway of the high school. Bachmann is accused of placing the second homemade bomb in a lower-level garbage can.

Bachmann, a junior, is being held at a juvenile detention facility in Moorhead pending his first court appearance on Tuesday. Breitzman, a senior, will make his next court appearance Monday.