America mourns over Boston bombings

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On Wednesday afternoon, America suffered one of its worst terror attacks at the 2013 Boston Marathon.

The marathon began with no indication of a possible attack, bomb crews coordinated sweeps of the entire area twice.

Spectators peacefully observed the race until two bombs were unexpectedly detonated 13 seconds apart near the finish line.

Both of the explosives were homemade bombs and were described as “pressure cooker explosives” with carpenter nails and other metal objects inside. So far, nobody has been arrested or claimed responsibility for the attack.

Several major news sources announced that a suspect was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon, but this was later dismissed as false by the US attorney.

The two bombs killed three spectators, including eight-year-old Martin Richard, 29-year-old Krystle Campbell, and 23-year-old Lu Lingzi.

Along with the three tragic deaths, 183 others were injured. Most of the injuries were severe, including shrapnel wounds and amputations for some.

Fifteen of those injured were in critical condition the day after, and 13 required amputations at ten different hospitals treated all of the injured.

Many Carlmont students found out the grim news while they were in class on Monday  morning. Senior Luke Petersen said “I was shocked when I heard about it in my econ class. It’s a truly tragic event that will stay in many people’s minds for a long time. I just hope they are able to find the people responsible for it.”

The FBI has taken seize of the investigation and continues their search for a suspect.