Parents in line outside up to two hours to pick up their students.
A situation involving an amateur bomb at a school in Cookeville gave some recipients of Homeland Security money and training a chance to show their stuff in crowd control and handling an 'emergency' situation. Look for much more of this social engineering testing/refinement in the coming months.
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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - Two Cookeville schools have been evacuated and classes have been canceled for the day after a minor explosion at one and the discovery of a blasting cap at the other.
Police told a local newspaper neither school had received any threat.
Cookeville Police Capt. Nathan Honeycutt said a soda bottle filled with chemicals exploded in a trash can at Avery Trace Middle School on Wednesday morning.
No one was injured. Police also found an exploded blasting cap near the football field of Cookeville High School.
A high school resource officer was walking around the campus when he noticed the blasting cap, said Putnam Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jackie Farley.
Students from both schools were bused to Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville.
Parents were able to pick up children there. Hundreds of parents showed up to do that, and they waited for hours for their children.
Honeycutt said the two incidents were unrelated.
The Tennessee Bomb and Arson Squad is assisting the investigation.
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