Live bomb with a fuse and a homemade gun are found at elementary school in Sacramento


Live bomb with a fuse and a homemade gun are found at elementary school in Sacramento

  • Staffer at Ethel Baker Elementary School in Sacramento found suspicious device outside an office at 8am on Tuesday and called 911 
  • Deputies confirmed there was a live bomb and a homemade gun at school 
  • Bomb squad was called in to dispose of the explosive device after school’s evacuation   

Deputies in California on Tuesday discovered and safely disabled a live bomb that was found at a Sacramento elementary school.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to Ethel Baker Elementary School on Laurine Way at around 8am after a school staffer came upon a suspicious device outside an administrative office.

The employee reported that the device appeared to have a fuse.

A live bomb containing explosive materials (pictured) was found outside an office at Ethel Baker Elementary School in Sacramento, California, on Tuesday 

Deputies also discovered a homemade gun at the school, where a staffer raised the alarm

Deputies also discovered a homemade gun at the school, where a staffer raised the alarm 

An Explosive Ordinance Disposal team was sent to the scene and confirmed that the device was a live bomb containing explosive materials, reported CBS Sacramento.

A loaded homemade gun was also found at the scene outside the school office, according to the sheriff’s office.

The school was evacuated and parents were asked to keep their children away from campus.

At 12.32pm local time, the sheriff’s office sent out a tweet, saying that the explosive device has been rendered safe. 

The elementary school was evacuated and parents were told to keep their children away from campus

The elementary school was evacuated and parents were told to keep their children away from campus 

It is unclear at this time who had built the bomb and improvised gun, and why these items had been brought to the school.  

Officials are asking anyone with information about this incident to contact them.  

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