Package That Led to Elko School Evacuation Proves Harmless

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - A middle school in Elko was evacuated and the students sent home for the day after a suspicious package that proved to be harmless brought a bomb squad to the school.

Adobe Middle School Principal Colby Corbitt said the package that arrived in the school's mail shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday turned out to be filled with screws and parts, but no explosives.

He said school officials became concerned and called police because the package was addressed to only "Adobe" and they could not verify the sender online.

Assistant School Superintendent Mike Smith said when it comes to student safety, they always err on the side caution. He told the Elko Daily Free Press (, "It's better to be safe than sorry."

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