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Suspicious object turns out to be soda bottle at local elementary school

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A suspicious object turned up at San Diego's Alexander Hamilton Elementary School Friday, prompting officials to move students and staff to the other side of the campus for a couple hours while experts determined the object was harmless.

A custodian found a plastic soda bottle wrapped in duct tape at the school at 2807 Fairmount Ave. and reported the discovery to authorities at 6:16 a.m., San Diego police Officer Frank Cali said. San Diego's Metro Arson Strike Team was sent to the campus in response to the custodian's call.

Around 8:30 a.m., the object was deemed to be harmless, paving the way for classes to resume as normal, Cali said.

An investigation was under way to determine whether the bottle was left intentionally to draw suspicion.

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