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Student arrested for allegedly making fake bomb for class

By Carlos Pineda
On March 8, 2010

A UCF student was arrested Saturday night at an Ocala movie theater for allegedly leaving a fake bomb in his pickup truck, News 13 is reporting.

The Ocala Police said they evacuated the Regal Hollywood 16 Theater after they noticed the class project in the front seat.

Matthew Pye, a stage design student, said he received an A for the assignment, telling officers he did plenty of research to make it look as authentic as possible.

According to Ocala Police he faces several charges regarding the manufacture of a hoax weapon of mass destruction.

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