College students charged in 'prank' bombings at Newbury College

Four Newberry College students face a state felony charge of possessing and manufacturing a destructive device in connection with this week's campus disturbances, police said Thursday.

The charge carries a minimum of two years and a maximum of 15 years in prison.

Three homemade bombs exploded over a 12-hour period late Tuesday and Wednesday morning inside and just outside the college's 293-student freshman dorm, Brokaw Hall. There were no injuries. There was some minor damage to a carpet.

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