Johnson County Bomb Squad responds to report of ‘suspicious package’ at Tate High School

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Elizabeth Tate High School in Iowa City. — photo by Zak Neumann

Elizabeth Tate High School was evacuated this morning before the start of classes after the discovery of what the Iowa City Police Department described as “a suspicious package.” According to the ICPD, a school employee reported finding a sealed, unmarked cardboard box at 7:45 a.m.

The ICPD officer who responded to the report contacted the Johnson County Bomb Squad, and Mall Drive by the school was closed to traffic. Shortly after 10 a.m, ICPD announced the incident had ended safely: “The package was evaluated by the Johnson County Bomb Team and determined to be paper products in an non-labeled box.”

The incident caused school to be cancelled on Thursday at Tate, the regional alternative high school. Classes will resume on Friday, the Iowa City Community School District said.

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