5:05 p.m. Bethany Schools Superintendent Kent Shellenberger said the item found at the high school was a portion of a potato gun. The piece of PVC pipe could be used to launch a potato or other projectile, he said. There was no explosive charge or accelerant, he said.
Shellenberger said the potato gun was brought on campus by a student who has not been identified yet. The high school was on lockdown for about two hours.
3:15 p.m. BETHANY — Police placed Bethany High School on lockdown Friday afternoon after a suspicious device was found at the school.
An employee who answered the phone at the Bethany Public Schools administration building said the high school was placed on lockdown as a precaution. Nearby early childhood education students were released to their parents, she said.
Bethany police are at the school investigating the device.