School placed on lock down after possible explosive found - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

School placed on lock down after possible explosive found

SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Police briefly locked down an elementary school while investigating two devices found in a nearby home. The police department said they appeared to be military ammunition, possibly anti-aircraft ordinance.

The device was discovered when authorities from the Department of Corrections visited the home to evaluate its location for a future inmate release, according to Police.

Members of the bomb squad were called from Fairchild Air Force Base to evaluate the ordinance thought to be from the military.

Garfield Elementary was locked-down for 3 hours while authorities investigated the devices.

Police say the ordinances turned out to be training devices and were not active. Students were released at their normal time.

The homeowner found the two devices in the desert near Las Vegas more than two decades ago, according to Police.

Authorities from Fairchild took the devices, telling police they were military property.

Police say no citations were issued to the homeowner.

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