SALT LAKE CITY — A 22-year-old Kearns man is behind bars after police say he left a fake bomb outside an elementary school last year.

Prosecutors say in charges that as a prank, Parris wrote the words “bomb” ”boom” and “touch sensitive” in black marker on a box and left the box outside Oquirrh Hills Elementary School in August 2015.

Students were evacuated from the school and a bomb squad was called.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports ( Cody Lynn Parris was charged last week with using a hoax weapon of mass destruction after police linked his fingerprints to the box.

Parris does not yet have an attorney but court documents say he confessed to police.

Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley says a 17-year-old boy who was also involved faces a similar charge in juvenile court.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune,

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