- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

ROLFE, Iowa (AP) - An Iowa student and his mother face felony charges after authorities say they searched the boy’s home in Rolfe and found enough explosive materials to level a two-story building.

Pocahontas County Sheriff Bob Lampe said Friday that the 14-year-old boy, who was not identified, reportedly planned to blow up a building in November.

Lampe says the boy apparently researched how to make the explosive materials and had perfected the formula. The boy was charged with possessing explosive materials with intent to use the material to commit a public offense.

The teen’s mother was charged with possession of explosive materials, child endangerment and aiding and abetting reckless use of explosives. She was not named.

Authorities say a teacher saw the boy researching explosives on a school computer.

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