Soda Can with Unusual Top Prompts School Evacuation in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The discovery of a soft drink can with an unusual top prompted the evacuation of a Las Vegas high school while police and firefighters were summoned to check it.

Clark County school police Lt. Ken Young said what had been termed a "suspicious" item at Rancho High School turned out to be a soda can with he called a "fizz top" designed to preserve carbonation.

Campus officials unfamilar with the device summoned authorities just before noon to check it out. No injuries were reported.

By the time the all-clear was issued about 1:15 p.m., classes were done for the day and students were sent home.

The campus just northeast of downtown Las Vegas has 3,331 students.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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