Parents are shaken after a bottle bomb exploded outside a Redmond elementary school Monday morning.
It happened just minutes after school buses dropped off kids. No children were injured.
Sgt. DB Gates of the King County Sheriff’s Office says it appears the two-liter bottle was filled with some kind of volatile substance and exploded when the school bus driver walked by it.
“The staff member … was hit by something that came out of the bottle and there’s also a second adult who may have been exposed to fumes,” Gates said. “Both were sent to the hospital.”
She said neither of the two sustained serious injuries.
Kathryn Reith of the Lake Washington School District said the staff member who was hit was a school bus driver. She said the incident happened at about 7:30 a.m. outside Dickinson Elementary School and there were no children present at the time.
Dickinson Elementary and nearby Explorer Elementary are both closed for the day so deputies can sweep the school to see if there are any other devices.
Evergreen Middle School next door is on modified lockdown.