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[–] casper 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

intended to cause

Or maybe they just did not understand the law. Was any intent to alarm even slightly hinted at any point in this?

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[–] Andar 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Well, I hate to be THAT guy, but the kid did build an "alarm" clock.

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[–] casper 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Perhaps you need to see the whole context posted by the commenter above me.

"Under Texas law, a person is guilty of possessing a hoax bomb, if he possesses a device that is intended to cause anyone to be alarmed or a reaction of any type by law enforcement officers."

then decide

I don't think it matters when your intent changes, you'll still be accused of possessing a hoax bomb. However, I would imagine that the example you gave of bringing in an actual bomb wold be covered under a different law, and is not relevant to the current topic.