9-volt batteries tied together with wire prompt bomb squad response

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by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 12:58 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 29 at 1:36 PM

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- The Rock Hill Police bomb squad responded to Rock Hill High School on Monday morning for a report of a suspicious device.

Rock Hill Police say a parent notified the school resource officer of an item that appeared to be an iPod was on a small rock at the Springdale Road entrance to the Rock Hill High School campus.

The resource officer went to the location and found the item, which was covered with green wire. That's when the officer called the Sheriff's Department.

As a precaution, the entrance to the school was blocked, but the campus was never placed on lockdown, as officials say there was never a threat to the school.

The Rock Hill Police Bomb Squad located the device, which they determined to be several 9-volt batteries taped together with wire resting on a rock at the school's entrance.

The Sheriff's Department conducted a sweep of the school to determine if the any other suspicious items were on the site. No other devices or suspicious items were found.

The device was reported before classes began for the day on Monday, and the situation ended around 10:05 Monday morning.

No injuries were reported.

 

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