- Associated Press - Friday, October 7, 2016

MANTUA TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - Police say they’ve detonated an old explosive device found several hundred yards away from a New Jersey school that’s built on the site of a former military base.

Mantua Police Chief Rodney Sawyer tells NJ.com (http://bit.ly/2e7S2Ey ) a crew was clearing grounds in a wooded area on the property of Gloucester (GLAH’-stur) County Christian School in Mantua Township late Thursday afternoon when they discovered a piece of artillery.

Sawyer says students in after-school and sports programs were evacuated. A team from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst performed a controlled detonation of the explosive. No one was hurt.

Police say classes on Friday have been cancelled so authorities can look from more explosives.

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Information from: NJ Advance Media.

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