Authorities Respond To Bartlesville School To Investigate Suspicious Device

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010, 1:43 pm
By: News On 6

BARTLESVILLE, OK – Authorities responded to Bartlesville High School Tuesday morning to investigate a suspicious device.

At about midnight, surveillance video from the school shows a vehicle pull up to a truck in the school's parking lot, and then someone put the device on the bumper. A school maintenance worker found the device Tuesday, which they say was made up to look like a bomb.

Police and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol bomb squad were called. On closer inspection, investigators say there were no "explosives" and the device was some sort of prank or scare tactic.

The truck belongs to someone who lives across the street from the school. Authorities will process the device for evidence, such as fingerprints. They will also enhance the surveillance video as they look for a suspect.