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Sandy High School student suspended over homemade charger

Levi Frunk holds the phone charger he made. He left it out in the locker room at Sandy High School, where his coach thought it was a bomb. (KATU Photo)

A Sandy High School student has been suspended and will miss playing in his homecoming football game, because of a homemade electronic device he brought to school.

To many it looked like a bomb, but to Levi Frunk and his family it was just the latest creation from a very smart 15-year-old.

In reality the device was a homemade charger he used to charge his phone. He took it to Sandy High School and left it out in a locker room to charge his phone during weight training.

His coach saw it and called security. He started evacuating the area.

Frunk quickly cleared up the confusion, but the damage was done. He was suspended for a day and a half.

“I’m a little upset I can’t play in my game tomorrow, but it was pretty fair,” he said.

In hindsight he admitted it was a bad idea and that to many people it looked like an improvised explosive device.

His family is laughing the whole thing off, realizing not everyone understands Frunk like they do.

“He’s super smart. He’s always built things, he’s always taking things apart,” said his sister, Kiki Stonebraker. “I guess just knowing my brother and growing up with him, that stuff was laying around our house all the time.”

The school district said because students were asked to clear the area of the locker room, and because of what the device looked like, Frunk was suspended for disrupting school, which is a violation of the student handbook.

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