A math teacher in New York City who paid students to dismantle fireworks and store the explosive powder was sentenced to nearly six years in prison Wednesday, according to reports. "Today's sentence serves as a message that building and stockpiling destructive devices are grave offenses in and of themselves," said U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in a statement, as ABC 7 reported. Toro, 28, pleaded guilty in November to unlawfully manufacturing and aiding the construction of a destructive device and distributing explosive materials to a minor. They said the powder and other explosive materials-- enough to construct a bomb-- were found after a student Toro was having sex with called in a bomb threat to her school. Prosecutors noted in their sentencing submission that he has been charged with statutory rape and related charges based on his relationship with the student.
Source: Fox News May 23, 2019 02:51 UTC