Schools shut after hand grenade find

21st March 2006, Comments 0 comments

21 March 2006, AMSTERDAM — Two schools were evacuated in the Dutch city of Nijmegen on Tuesday morning after a plastic bag left nearby was found to contain a hand grenade.

21 March 2006

AMSTERDAM — Two schools were evacuated in the Dutch city of Nijmegen on Tuesday morning after a plastic bag left nearby was found to contain a hand grenade.

Bomb disposal experts (EOC) confirmed shortly before 1pm that the device was viable but the activation pin had not been removed.

The school concierge found the white plastic bag with the grenade in bushes on the grounds of the ROC school on the Kamerlingh Onnesstraat.

The VMBO school on the other side of the Hatertseweg was also evacuated as a precaution. The VMBO school has 400 pupils and the ROC has 200.

Police closed one and a half kilometres of the Hatertseweg, causing serious delays for local motorists.

Separately, 1,000 pupils were evacuated from Da Vinci College in Dordrecht on Tuesday after a report was received of a bomb in a bag.  The pupils were allowed back into the school after 45 minutes when a bomb disposal team confirmed there was nothing suspicious in the bag.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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