'Suspicious Object' Near School No Threat: Cops

A suspicious object was reported outside Oscar Mayer Magnet School, police said

Monday, Nov 7, 2011  |  Updated 9:42 AM CDT
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Object Spied Near School No Threat: Cops

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Children and teachers were allowed back into Oscar Mayer Magnet School in Lincoln Park after a "suspicious object" found behind the school was deemed not a threat.

Chicago Police bomb and arson units were called to the school, at 2250 N. Clifton, just after 8 a.m. Monday for an object that apparently looked like a hand grenade, police said.

Police later concluded the object was not an explosive, according to News Affairs.

Class was due to begin at 8:45 a.m., and faculty and students briefly were kept out of the school.

No injuries were reported.

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