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Teen accused in threat said to be 'obsessed' with Boston bombing


An arrest has been made in connection with a threat made against a Bloomfield magnet school.

East Windsor Police said Kyle Bass, 18, of East Windsor was charged with two counts of criminal attempt at manufacturing of bombs, illegal possession of explosives, possession of a silencer, possession of fireworks and breach of peace.

Bass is being held on $750,000 bond and is due in Enfield Superior Court on Monday.

Police searched the Metropolitan Learning Center on Wednesday after learning of possible violence by Bass.

The suspect a senior at the school, is said to have been "obsessed" with the Boston Marathon bombing, was in the process of learning Russian and was conducting survivalist activities, sources said.

East Windsor police confirmed that officers, along with officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, searched the home of that student and sources said ATF officials found guns, ammunition, and bomb making materials.

No one at the home wanted to speak with Eyewitness News.

"We never heard sirens or anything like that," said a neighbor, who only wanted to be identified as Lana. "My windows were open at that time, so I didn't hear anything. It wasn't until we were driving by that we saw the police cruisers, and we came back at 7:30 p.m. and they were still there."

Sources said during an investigation that spanned months, officers learned the teen, who is an East Windsor resident, talked about violence he wanted to commit against his community, a priest in town, and his school.

Parents at the Metropolitan Learning Center in Bloomfield, which is a Capitol Region Education Council school, were notified after a student made "veiled threat to the safety and security of some members of his community, and possibly Metropolitan Learning Center," according to a statement to parents on Wednesday.

"The safety and security of students and staff is our primary concern. CREC does not tolerate threats of any nature. The student will not return to the Metropolitan Learning Center," CREC said in a statement on Thursday morning. "CREC is cooperating fully with the police department's investigation."

Police presence was also increased Thursday.

"I'm glad that the school was on top of things," said parent Nyger Francois. "They informed with phone calls and everything. You know I feel pretty safe."

Sources said the initial tip about the student came from the same East Windsor priest that was threatened by the teen, sources said.

Now however, sources told Eyewitness News police are also looking at the priest's involvement in all this and that he possibly bankrolled many the gun, ammo, and bomb material purchases.

Eyewitness News could not reach him for comment Thursday.

The investigation is ongoing.

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