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Bomb Experts Detonate IED Found At Eastmont High School In East Wenatchee, All Clear Given

EAST WENATCHEE, Wash. - U.S. Army explosives experts have rendered a suspicious device safe after it was found at Eastmont High School in East Wenatchee Friday.

The device was first spotted just before noon by a school district employee who notified a supervisor who then called police. 

Initially, the school was placed on lock-down as police completed their initial investigation. After taking a look at the device, police advised administrators to evacuate the school.

Students were transported to Eastmont Junior High School where they remained until being sent home. According to Vicki Trainor with the Eastmont School District, there was no note left or call made warning of a bomb threat.

Members of the Yakima County Bomb Squad responded to the school and arrived around 4 p.m. and were able to determine that the device was and improvised explosive device, or IED, containing explosive material inside, but not built to actually detonate.

The IED was then safely isolated where it was detonated and rendered safe just after 5:30 p.m.

An investigation is ongoing. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are assisting.

Numerous law enforcement agencies were on had to assist with the situation.

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