A suspected pipe bomb found in a Ravenna school has police asking questions.
Tuesday morning, Ravenna Police and Fire responded to reports of a pipe bomb at the Maplewood Joint Vocational School on State Route 88. When officers arrived, they located a suspicous looking device with end caps and a fuse.
The Summit County Bomb Disposal Unit removed the item via ROBOT to a remote part of the parking lot where the device was rendered safe.
The inside of the school was checked with a K9 unit where everything was found to be clear. No one was injured and there was no damage to any property.
A juvenile student was interviewed as part of the investigation, which is still ongoing.
Here is a press release from Ravenna Police Lieutenant Dave Rarrick :
On October 18 2011 at 11:03 AM Ravenna Police Officers and Ravenna Fire Department responded to the Maplewood Joint Vocational School on State Route 88 for a reported pipe bomb. Police Officers on scene located a device appearing suspicious. On closer inspection by telephoto lens, a PVC pipe type device with end caps and a fuse was identified.
The Summit County Bomb Disposal Unit was contacted and responded to the scene along with their bomb detection K9 and handler. The Summit County Bomb Disposal Unit moved the device by ROBOT to a remote part of the parking lot where the device was rendered safe. The interior of the school was checked by K9 and found to be clear. No persons were injured and no damage to any property was experienced.
A juvenile student was located and interviewed. This is a continuing investigation and updates will be provided as needed.
Any person with information about his incident is encouraged to contact The City of Ravenna Police Department, 330-296-6486.