Bomb found at Sherwood Middle School, no one injured | Local News


SHERWOOD, Ore. (KPTV) — Police say a bomb was discovered at Sherwood Middle School on Wednesday night.

At 6:11 p.m., officers responded to a suspicious circumstance at the college.

Police say a ball wrapped in duct tape with a fuse sticking out was found in the middle of a field by someone playing with their dog. Officers evacuated the area and contacted the Explosive Detonation Unit (EDU) and TVFR Engine 033.

At 7:02 p.m., EDU arrived at the scene, confirmed it was a pipe bomb, and detonated the bomb safely at the scene.

EDU experts say these are common devices that can be activated from a fuse, rub, or puncture.

According to police, the device was incredibly dangerous and could cause serious injury or death.

Image: Sherwood Police Department

Officers want to remind people to keep their dogs on a leash because the dog playing in the field picked up the bomb.

Police continue to search other areas of the college, parks, fields and schools in the city. The Sherwood School District has sent a letter to families saying they are aware of the incident and expect all schools in the district to be open for school on Thursday.

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