San Jose: School evacuated after ‘nitroglycerin’-labeled bottle found
SAN JOSE — Students at a shared middle-school campus were evacuated from their classrooms Friday morning and a bomb squad was called out after staff found a backpack containing a “nitroglycerin”-labeled bottle, according to San Jose police.
Ultimately, the scene was deemed safe by police, but the source of the bottle remained under investigation, Sgt. Enrique Garcia said.
The discovery was first reported at 8:21 a.m. Friday by staff at Bridges Academy middle school, which is co-located with ACE Franklin-McKinley charter middle school in the 1700 block of McLaughlin Avenue between Story and Tully roads.
As a precaution, students were gathered in a gym and parents began arriving at the school while an SJPD bomb squad collected and examined the suspect bottle that spurred the evacuation. No injuries have been reported.
“The bomb squad removed the suspicious liquid and will test it before disposing of it,” Garcia said.
Traffic on McLaughlin Avenue between Bacchus and Audubon drives was shut down to allow access for emergency vehicles, but that closure was lifted just after 11 a.m. once the bomb squad completed a sweep of the campus for any other suspicious devices.
Parents arriving at Brudges Academy/Ace Charter school after suspicious backpack found on campus. Kids in gym. Bomb squad on scene. pic.twitter.com/BRVgs18rZa
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