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9:57 am
Sat September 25, 2010

No Bomb At Sapulpa

Sapulpa, OK – Authorities say device at Okla. school not a bomb

SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) Authorities have determined that a suspicious device found in a Sapulpa junior high school wasn't a bomb.

The discovery of the device about 9:05 a.m. Friday triggered the evacuation of about 2,000 students from the elementary, junior high and high schools in the city just west of Tulsa. The schools are located close together.

District Superintendent Mary Webb said the Tulsa Police Department bomb squad checked out the device, a pipe, and determined it was inert.

Webb says classes resumed about 12:20 p.m., although several students went home. She says they won't be counted as absent.

Webb says officials evacuated the schools because they didn't want to take any chances.