x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Man fined for giving explosives to student who blew up his Dubai school

A man who gave powerful home-made explosives to a 15-year-old student who used them to blow up part of a classroom at his school has been fined Dh4,000.

DUBAI // A man who gave powerful home-made explosives to a 15-year-old student who used them to blow up part of a classroom at his school has been fined Dh4,000.

Iranian MS, 26, who worked as a driver at the school, denied a charge of posing a risk to other's lives when he appeared at the Court of Misdemenaours last May.

At court today, he denied making the explosives and wrapping them in a pair of trousers before handing them to Iranian studnet AM who placed them in a trash can next to a classroom at the Salman Al Farsi school in Al Qusais.

The fireworks exploded at around 12pm on November 23 last year. No one was injured in the blast.

Staff at the school cleaned up after the explosion and kept the remains of what they found in plastic bags. One bag contained a battery, wires and a timer used to control the explosion.

The next day it was reported to the Dubai police operations room.

MS told prosecutors that another man, identified as KS, taught him how to make explosives. He denied prosecutors claims of deliberately making the explosives to send a warning to the teaching faculty for their behaviour towards students and bus drivers.

salamir@thenational.ae