KENSINGTON (CBS SF) — Kensington Hilltop Elementary School is open for school Friday morning, the day after school district officials initially said the campus would be closed because of a suspicious device found near the school parking lot.
Officers responded at 1:42 p.m. to a report of a suspicious device found at the bottom of a small hillside adjacent to the parking lot of the school at 90 Highland Blvd. in Kensington, police said.
The University of California at Berkeley police bomb squad responded, determined it to be an incendiary device, and rendered it safe, police said.
The West Contra Costa Unified School District at about 11 p.m. wrote on Twitter that the school at 90 Highland Blvd. would be closed because of the suspicious device.
However, the school district wrote at 6:42 a.m. Friday that the school will in fact be open after officers searched the entire campus by 1 a.m.
Police said the search involved bomb-sniffing dogs from East Bay Regional Park District and BART police, and no other devices or threats were located.
Kensington police ask anyone who may have seen a suspicious person or vehicle near the school parking lot before 1:42 p.m. Thursday to call police at (510) 525-7573.
The district said anyone with questions about the school’s status can call (510) 231-1415.
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