- Associated Press - Thursday, April 28, 2016

BUHL, Idaho (AP) - The discovery of a suspected pipe bomb in south-central Idaho that caused the partial lockdown of schools in Buhl and drew the Twin Falls Police Bomb Squad turned out to be a geocache.

Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Lori Stewart says that a high-pressure shot of water on Wednesday burst open the pipe that contained signatures of geocache hunters dating back to 2011.

Geocaches are containers sought by individuals using GPS-enabled devices as a form of recreation.

City workers stumbled on the geocache while grading a parking lot and alerted authorities because it resembled a pipe bomb.

Buhl Police Sgt. Bill Deetz said it had a realistic look and was found on school property though far from buildings.

Until the all clear schools didn’t allow students in or out but classes continued as normal.


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