EAG: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – An El Paso County, Colorado school officials faces a slew of criminal charges after he allegedly goaded his son into helping him set off a smoke bomb at a private boarding school.
Police allege Bryan Bolding learned in February that the private Fountain Valley School would not renew his contract as the school’s information technology director for next school year and plotted for weeks to set off a “military-grade” smoke bomb in the school’s cafeteria on Tuesday, KKTV reports.
Bolding, 46, allegedly duped his 16-year-old son into helping with the prank, which was initially concocted to target the school’s graduation ceremony on May 27, but the two later decided to set it off in the school’s cafeteria instead.
Police believe the incident on Tuesday is connected to a smoke bomb that detonated at Sonic and Gold’s Gym on Monday – a test run before targeting the school, El Paso County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jacqueline Kirby said. read more