the pen is mightier...

(AP) POMONA, Calif. A Rosemead teen who left exploding pens at schools that injured three people was sentenced Friday to nine
years and eight months in state prison.

Brian Rocha, 19, pleaded guilty in September to nine felony counts, including three counts of explosion of a
destructive device causing bodily injury.

A student and two adults who found the pens at Rosemead and El Monte High schools over a four-month period in 2005 suffered minor injuries from the devices.

Prosecutors say Rocha booby-trapped pens to detonate when uncapped as revenge for being expelled from Rosemead High School.

Rocha was 17 at the time of his arrest but a judge ruled he should be tried as an adult.

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