AUBURN — A former Central Maine Community College student and basketball player has been indicted on charges of trying to cause an explosion and fire at the school.

Alonzo James of West Bath was indicted by an Androscoggin County grand jury on misdemeanor counts of attempted use of criminal use of explosives and terrorizing.

Police say they responded to the school in February where a security officer reported that the 20-year-old James had talked about wanting to burn down the school.

James’ roommates told police they found three Snapple bottles taped together that contained batteries and had homemade wicks. Two other students told police James had asked them for gasoline.

The Sun Journal reports that police found the device in a Dumpster outside the dorm.

James is free on $500 bail.