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Bomb squad says device at Clearwater campus of St. Petersburg College was safe

CLEARWATER — A bomb squad determined that a suspicious device found on the Clearwater campus of St. Petersburg College was safe after blowing it up.

The scare evacuated two buildings Thursday afternoon after a campus security officer found a suspicious device on the college's south parking lot, 2465 Drew St. The officer called police after he opened a suspicious bag and saw a device with a red flashing light inside, Clearwater police said.

Police were still investigating what the device was and where it came from.

The college is on spring break this week, said college spokesman Mike O'Keeffe. About 30 people were evacuated. Three were students, and the rest were mainly administration and faculty members.

The buildings are on the west part of campus. One is for language arts, and the other is for natural sciences and mathematics.

Police were not allowing anyone to enter or leave campus.

He said the staff at the Clearwater campus received an e-mail warning about the suspicious device.

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Bomb squad says device at Clearwater campus of St. Petersburg College was safe 03/11/10 [Last modified: Thursday, March 11, 2010 3:16pm]
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