Published: Wed, October 16, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Elementary School Evacuated After Explosive Device Detonates On Playground

Elementary School Evacuated After Explosive Device Detonates On Playground

An elementary school in Montana was evacuated after an improvised explosive device detonated on the playground.

Rossiter remains closed for the day.

Rossiter is expected to reopen to students on Wednesday.

Initial reports from law enforcement officers indicated that the device detonated after it was found, but they later clarified that the device had already detonated when it was discovered, and there were no students in the area at the time.

The Lewis and Clark Co.

Helena College has shut down the Airport Campus and the Donaldson Campus due to the incident at Rossiter Elementary School. Nobody was injured in the explosion, and authorities are searching for additional devices. Classes at Helena College have been canceled for the remainder of the day and students have been asked to go home.

School officials in Helena made the discovery shortly before classes began at Rossiter Elementary School.

All Helena and East Helena Schools have been locked down as a precaution. Buses are carrying kids to the Little Red School House east of Frontage Rd.

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The Lewis and Clark Co.

Agents with the FBI and the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) are at the scene.

Sierra Road has been closed between North Montana and Frontage Road.

In a Facebook post, East Helena School District 9 said: 'After an exhaustive search of the school grounds in East Helena by the East Helena Police and the Lewis & Clark County Sheriff's Office. People are being asked to avoid the area.

Students at a primary school in the United States were evacuated yesterday when a homemade bomb detonated on their playground.

The 490 students walked to a nearby location where they could be picked up by their parents, Superintendent Tyler Ream said. Parents were notified via the school's messenger system.

This is a developing story, we will update you when more information becomes available.

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