Carl Sandburg High School grenade is a fake, police say

Buses outside Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park were searched after a replica grenade was found on April 19, 2013
April 19, 2013 3:24:23 PM PDT
Police say a grenade found a on a school bus at Carl Sandburg High School was a replica.

At 3:11 p.m., Orland Park police were called to the school by staff members after a student found what he or she believed to be a grenade. The Sandburg school buses were immediately evacuated and the area was cordoned off, police say.

The Cook County Sheriff's Police Bomb Squad brought bomb-sniffing dogs to the school and determined the grenade was a replica and "considered inert." All the school buses were searched, and no other suspicious items were found.

Regular bus routes resumed around 4 p.m.

Police say they received no bomb threats, and the school was never on lockdown.


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