Oxford boy will be permanently disabled after explosion

Published March 22, 2019 0 Plays

Rumble It looked like a firecracker. Maybe a smoke bomb, if firework shops sold smoke bombs the size of softballs and wrapped them in aluminum foil. It glinted under a street lamp on East Withrow Street, and on Tuesday evening, 12-year-old Caleb Bogan got off his bike to investigate. His best friend, who had been riding alongside him, came, too. Bogan would later tell his aunt, Holly Knapp, that the pair spotted a wick protruding from the bundle. They lit it once, but the spark didn’t take. The second time, it did.