Kentucky Teens Charged With Using A Weapon Of Mass Destruction After Home Explosion

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Five Lexington, Ky., teens are facing charges of using a weapon of mass destruction following an explosion that damaged a home in the city.

Police have stated there was a significant chemical spray from the explosion, which originated from a bottle that was filled with a mix of household chemicals.

The five teens, who range in age from 13 to 15, reportedly mixed the chemicals in a bottle and left it at the door of someone's home as some sort of a prank, according to officials.

"Especially since 9/11, lawmakers got very serious with the way they wrote laws. And if people are making weapons of mass destruction, whether it be full-on bombs or just overpressure devices in soda bottles, it's going to be taken very seriously," Lexington Police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.

The teens now face serious consequences for the prank. The charge of using a weapon of mass destruction is a felony that carries a maximum sentence of five to 10 years in prison.

No one was reported as injured due to the explosion.

Sources: WKYT,