Activity at a local high school led officials to contact police, who then made a shocking discovery at a student's home.
Antoinette Daughtry who has 5 kids living in her home, say's she is concerned for their safety after coming home to find her street barricaded by police.
"I guess it was 2:00 or 4:00, police had the street blocked off. There was an ambulance, a gas tank, the bomb squad," said neighbor, Antoinette Daughtry.
On Monday officials searched the home of a 16-year-old boy on the 300 block of East Spencer Lane after school officials at Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City, say they became concerned when a teacher says he was drawing what "appeared" to be pictures of weapons inside of his notebook.
"Police found several items at the students residence to include electronic parts and several types of chemicals that when mixed together could cause an explosion. The student was charged with the possession of a weapon, an explosive device and was placed at Harbor Fields Juvenile Detention Center," said Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Steven Ciccariello.
Immediately after finding the device police searched the school but found nothing of concern.
School officials say they are trained for acts of this nature, and say that at no time was any student or staff member in danger.
But to some that is not enough subside their fears.
"Your children are just not safe anymore. They always talk about being over protective, but now you have to be overprotective with your kids because you never know what society is going to bring," said Daughtry.
Officials say the best way to keep your self and children out of danger is to report any suspicious activity you see to police immediately.