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Some explosives found at Santa Fe High School after the mass shooting that killed 10 Friday were functional, law enforcement officials revealed Sunday.

Early reports indicated that the bomb materials -- CO2 canisters wrapped with duct tape -- were non-operational.

Several explosive devices, including a CO2 device and a Molotov cocktail, were found in a home and a vehicle.

Federal agents are continuing to investigate the shooting and test evidence, according to a source familiar with the investigation. The Justice Department is considering filing additional charges against Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old junior who is facing charges of capital murder and aggravated assault of a police officer.

Because he is only 17 he is not eligible for the death penalty or life in prison without parole. If convicted on the state charges, Pagourtzis could theoretically be eligible for parole in 40 years.

Federal law enforcement could submit separate federal charges if the evidence indicates that the materials that went into making the devices were purchased using a credit or debit card or online and the transactions crossed state lines.

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