Bomb building help request from New Zealand Girls High School

I got mixed up searching for the proper email address (the domain names differed by only one letter) and first sent emails to the Boys High School school. But eventually I got it straighted out sent an email to the address I found here. I sent a correction email to the police department as well. Here is what I sent the student:

From: Joe Huffman
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 8:59 AM
To: Bonnie
Subject: RE: site….
I haven’t personally built either of those types of devices so I really can’t help with what you want to do.
I’m sure you will be able to get the help you need soon.
Good luck!

From: Bonnie
Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2006 4:08 PM
Subject: site….
Hey I need help. I want to build a bomb out of simple ingredients. I need the recipe. a timer, maybe a detonater. I was thinking along the lines of a pipe or fire bomb? can you help?

Update: I received a reply from the school:

From: Melissa
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 12:09 PM
To: Joe Huffman
Subject: RE: Student wants help building a bomb.

Thank you for forwarding this email and we will ensure that this is followed up.

Kind regards.

Principal’s PA

Update II: On December 4, 2006 4:45 PM I received an email from “NZ Police Web Site : Central” saying, “thanks I will forward it to the Intel office in New Pplymouth (sic)”.


2 thoughts on “Bomb building help request from New Zealand Girls High School

  1. You seem to have a bit of a reputation out there.

    Maybe you should put a link on your sidebar to Homeland Security and labelled up as ‘Want some help with bombs?’

    What it is to be a recognised expert. 🙂

  2. Yeah… what a subject to be an “expert” in. I’d rather I was an “expert” in something that would make me rich instead getting a unique collection of “thank you” emails. I suppose there are different types of riches…

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