AURORA, Colo. -- Hundreds of students were evacuated from Mrachek Middle School in Aurora, Colorado, on Monday and school was cancelled after the remnants of a pipe bomb were found at the school.
Officials outside the school said the bomb squad was called in to check for more explosives.
The Aurora Fire Department said it was on scene along with Aurora police, Arapahoe County and Denver police.
Aurora Schools sent a statement that said:
This morning, we received a report of a suspicious device outside of Mrachek Middle School. As a precaution, we have evacuated the school. Student safety is a top priority in Aurora Public Schools, and we are cooperating
fully with the police, including the officers who are investigating the matter. We are asking parents not to come to the school because many streets in the area have been closed. If possible, please share this information:
We will provide parents with information via a phone call shortly. The students were initially evacuated to the ball fields. Just after 10 a.m, the students were sent to Rangeview High School and Mrachek was closed. Mrachek Middle School is at 1955 South Telluride Street in Aurora. The new school year started last Tuesday.