Teen fails to show at sentencing for Bountiful High bomb incident

Posted at 6:47 AM, Jun 18, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-18 21:02:52-04

FARMINGTON, Utah -- The high school student who pleaded guilty to setting off a bomb at Bountiful High failed to appear at his sentencing hearing on Monday because he was incarcerated.

Chris Andrew Perry, 18, and a 16-year-old sophomore girl allegedly set off four incendiary devices on April 11. Perry pleaded guilty in May.

Perry was arrested over the weekend and is in the Davis County Jail. He is facing two counts of lewdness, unlawful possession or consumption of alcohol and unlawful possession of tobacco.

Perry was expected to be sentenced to four months in jail in connection with the bombing incident.

No one was hurt by the explosions. One of the devices was set off at the school, which caused school officials to put the school into lock-down for about 90 minutes.

Police said another device was set off at a nearby church and two more explosives were at a nearby apartment complex and a house.

The devices were made of toilet bowl cleaner and aluminum foil.

"Anyone nearby could easily be burned by these chemicals, not to mention the explosive hazard," said Sgt. Gary Koehn, Bountiful City Police Department.

The sophomore girl faces similar charges.