School security officer made, sold explosives with teenage student

A California school security officer has admitted to making explosive devices with a student and selling them on social media, according to federal prosecutors.

On Monday, Angelo Jackson Mendiver pleaded guilty to conspiring to engage in manufacturing and dealing in explosive materials and mailing explosive devices, as well as to making false statements to FBI agents, U.S. attorney Phillip A. Talbert said.

The 27-year-old was a campus security supervisor at Arvin High School, located near his town of Bakersfield, when he started the side business.

Court documents allege Mendiver used an Instagram account to sell explosives and related materials while working closely with an underage male high school student to fulfill the orders, often mailing the products to buyers in other states.

Read more: WPTV (West Palm Beach)