News 17 February 2017
Author: Trudy Barry

A uni student accidentally made a terrorist level bomb

Author Trudy Barry
17 February 2017

And you thought students just slept till noon and ate beans on toast all day.

A student at Bristol University accidentally produced triacetone triperoxide (the same chemical used in the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks) during a “routine procedure”, reports the BBC.

The chemistry student’s mistake meant the building had to be evacuated and some parts cordoned off in the event which took place earlier this month.

When the student realised he had accidentally created triacetone triperoxide – also known as TATP – he immediately informed his tutors who shut that whole show down. The literal bomb squad was called in and a “controlled explosion” dealt away with the substance.

Everyone seems pretty chill about the situation. In a statement, Bristol uni said “We have robust contingency plans in place to deal with incidents of this nature.” No big deal, then.