Lake Dow Christian Academy is a private Protestant Christian school in McDonough, Georgia. Approximately 100 students are enrolled in the institution which has the mission of "teaching Christian family values."
According to a December 11
story carried by the Associated Press
titled "Georgia Boy Wanted to Sell Pipe Bomb
," a student at Lake Dow Christian Academy brought a pipe bomb to school to sell to classmates for $35 to raise money for Christmas presents. School principal Reverend
James West is quoted as saying, "he didn't mean any harm...boys are all the time doing stupid things.