Police investigating soda pop bottle explosion at local high school

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (WBTV) - Huntersville Police were called to North Mecklenburg High School after school officials found an exploded small soda bottle inside a school trash can.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg School officials, students reported hearing a popping sound during school on Thursday.

When administrators discovered the source of the noise, the Huntersville police were notified and called to the school.

According to a statement issued to parents by Principal Matthew Hayes, "A student placed Drano and aluminum foil in a small plastic bottle causing gases to build up and made a loud popping sound when the gases escaped."

The Huntersville Fire Department was called to the scene who determined the school was safe and there were not other dangers.

No students were affected by this incident, Hayes said.

Parents were contacted about the incident via the school's Connect-ED messaging system.

Crimestoppers is offering a reward up to $1,000 to anyone with information leading to the person who committed this act.

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