Ping pong bomb thrown into school

Police are looking for a group of five teenagers after one of them was seen throwing a ping pong bomb into the compound of a school in Phra Pradaeng district on Monday.

Ping pong bomb thrown into school
Footage from a security camera shows a teenager hurling a ping pong bomb into Wat Yothinpradit School in tambon Samrong of Phra Pradaeng district, Samut Prakan. The bomb went off but nobody was hurt. (Photo: Sutthiwit Chayutworakan)

Police are looking for a group of five teenagers after one of them was seen throwing a ping pong bomb into the compound of a school in Phra Pradaeng district on Monday.

Nobody was hurt in the explosion.

A teacher at Wat Yothinpradit School said that at about 12.45pm he heard the sound of an explosion.

He and a janitor ran out of the school to look for the cause of the noise.

People at shops in front of the school said a ping pong bomb had been thrown into the school compound by a group of five teenagers who rode two motorcycles past the school entrance.

One of the teenagers jumped off, threw a ping pong bomb into the school, and then jumped onto the other motorbike. All then rode away.

The bomb went off, but nobody was hurt. Schoolchildren were playing some distance from the spot.

Police are examining the CCTV footage.