Georgia Tech Student Pleads Guilty in Water Bomb Case

ATLANTA – A Georgia Tech student who last fall admitted to making some water bombs in an apparent prank has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless and disorderly conduct charges.

Freshman Theodore Hollot, 19, was sentenced to two years probation and 100 hours of community service.

The plea and sentencing were in response to Hollot’s Oct. 10 throwing of three explosive devices into a courtyard between two Georgia Tech dormitories. One of the devices later exploded as a janitor doing his routine grounds cleaning picked up a bag containing the device. The other two devices were detonated by a bomb squad.

The custodian suffered ringing to the ears and was treated at a local hospital. Approximately 100 students were evacuated from the dormitories as a precaution.

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