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Dublin: 11°C Wednesday 21 October 2020

Viable homemade explosive found on grounds of Dublin school

The school in Crumlin was evacuated as an Army bomb disposal investigated the Improvised Explosive Device.

A SCHOOL IN Dublin had to be evacuated this morning after a viable homemade explosive device was found on the grounds.

An Army bomb disposal team was called to the scene just after 10am when the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was discovered in a remote area of the school grounds on Aughavannagh Road in Crumlin.

Students were moved to a safe location and a cordon was put in place around the perimeter for public safety, the Defence Forces said.

The device was made safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion and the area was declared safe at 11.25am.

Defence Forces carried out a technical examination and testing of the device at a secure military location.

Gardaí are investigating the incident.

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