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Dog toy causes bomb squad scare at local elementary

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The bomb squad rushed to a local elementary school this morning after someone spotted a “suspicious item” in the parking lot. It happened at McGregor Elementary School.

The school took precautionary measures.

Around 8:30 Wednesday morning, the school notified the school resource officer about the suspicious item. The small item was wrapped in a cloth on the ground.

Police were notified, and the bomb squad was called out to investigate.

"When I went into pick up my granddaughter, a lot of the kids were in the gym,” says Jodi Schaefer. “They were keeping them occupied playing games with them. They were having fun. It seems like they were safe. Most of them did not know what was going on."

The school was not put on lockdown, and many parents ended up taking their kids home for the day.

The item turned out to be a dog toy.

The Washington Local Superintendent says, “We always err on the side of caution when it comes to staff and our kids."

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