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Officials Find IED at Oregon SchoolSalem-News.com
The Metro Explosive Disposal Unit responded to the school, took control of the device, and transported it to a location for disposal.
(CLACKAMAS, Ore.) - Police say that around 8:45 a.m. today, a La Salle Catholic College Preparatory employee found what appeared to be an unexploded device near the landscape shed on the school campus.
Detective Jeffrey Green with the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded and identified the device as an improvised explosive device or "IED" which is what soldiers and Marines are often killed with in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"The device is believed to possibly be a modified illegal firework. Deputies were unable to determine if that was true due to the wrapping of tape on the device," Green said.
Per protocol, the Metro Explosive Disposal Unit responded to the school, took control of the device, and transported it to a location for disposal.
Green says Unlawful Manufacture of Destructive Device is a Class "C" felony in the State of Oregon.
The school did not go into lockdown but school administrators were aware of the situation.
Yesterday, police had to evacuate shoppers from the Lancaster Mall in Salem, Oregon over three different suspecious devices that were located: Shoppers at Salem's Lancaster Mall Evacuated Over Suspicious Devices
Two police officers were recently killed and a third severely injured, in an explosion at a Woodburn, Oregon bank in December: Salem-News.com Woodburn stories
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