Children charged in pipe bomb incident at Mrachek Middle School in Aurora

3 kids ID'd not students at Mirachek

AURORA, Colo. - Three children seen in surveillance photos from Mrachek Middle School now face charges in connection with a failed pipe bomb found on the campus.

The burned but unexploded device was found on Aug. 11 outside the school in Aurora, in an alcove between two brick buildings at 8:40 a.m., according to Capt. Wendy Lippman with the Aurora Fire Department. They believe the device was placed there over the weekend.

Following the incident, surveillance photos of the suspects were released as investigators sought help identifying them. The three were found and will face charges in municipal court, but the Aurora Fire Department says their names will not be released because they are juveniles. They also did not release their ages.

The juveniles will be summoned through Aurora municipal court for reckless kindling and trespassing, the Fire Department said in a tweet.  They were not students at Mirachek, the Fire Department said..

Security video from the school showed the three male suspects outside the school on Saturday around 6:30 p.m.

After the failed device was found and the school was evacuated, the bomb squad searched the school but found no other devices.

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