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
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!-joe-
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:
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.
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)”.