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.
Situation at Rankin is all clear. Resuming a normal school day. No afternoon pre-K.
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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.