South Bay students sentenced in bomb-throwing case

A Santa Clara County prosecutor today confirmed that two Bellarmine College Preparatory students have admitted to throwing chlorine bombs in two locations on Oct. 13.

The boys, ages 16 and 17, are scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 16.

They are in custody in juvenile hall, according to Deputy District Attorney David Soares.

The boys, whose identities are not being released because of their ages, on Wednesday afternoon admitted to three felony and two misdemeanor charges in connection with throwing bombs at a Pioneer High School dance and later at a 16-year-old girl's birthday party. The girl and two other girls were briefly hospitalized as a result of the bombing. No one was injured at the high school bombing.

Soares would not discuss the possible sentence that his office will seek for the two boys beyond saying “we don't see these kinds of felonies very often.''

Wednesday's hearing was conducted in San Jose before San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Colleen McIlwrath. All of Santa Clara County's judges have recused themselves from the case because one of the injured girls is the daughter of a Superior Court commissioner.

— Bay City News

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