Rankin Elementary in Arlington Clear After Lock Down

Suspicious device turns out to be a car charger

By Frank Heinz
|  Wednesday, May 1, 2013  |  Updated 12:04 PM CDT
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The all-clear has been given at Arlington's Rankin Elementary after the school was locked down due to a suspicious device found inside a dumpster Wednesday morning.

Keaton Fox, NBC 5 News

The all-clear has been given at Arlington's Rankin Elementary after the school was locked down due to a suspicious device found inside a dumpster Wednesday morning.

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The all-clear has been given at Arlington's Rankin Elementary after the school was locked down due to a suspicious device found inside a dumpster Wednesday morning.

The device turned out to be a charging device for a car battery.

The call was received at about 9:30 a.m., police said. Children and faculty were moved to a safe area within the school, out of their classrooms. An area near the school was also evacuated, police said.

Even though the school is returning to a normal schedule, parents are being permitted to pick up their children and take them home.  The absence will be an excused absence, the district said.

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