10/02/2013 05:10 pm ET | Updated Oct 02, 2013

Georgia Teen Arrested For Explosives After Police Uncover Pipe Bomb, Hand Grenade

A Georgia teen was arrested this week after police found what appeared to be a homemade pipe bomb and hand grenade in his house.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the 13-year-old boy's mother came across something suspicious -- a knife sewn into the lining of her son's jacket -- and called local authorities. Walton County sheriff's deputies discovered the explosive devices during a search of the house and enlisted a bomb squad to safely recover the volatile weapons.

"One was what you would consider a small pipe bomb and the other one was an inert grenade, hand grenade that he had packed full of powder and some fragments with percussion where you could throw it and it would go off," Captain Greg Hall told Fox 5 Atlanta.

The teen was set to appear in court for another case Tuesday morning, and his mother told authorities that he would have worn the jacket with the hidden weapon. However, police do not know whether the boy intended to use the devices.

The 13-year-old, who is a student at Carver Middle School, is currently being held at a youth detention center.


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