Bomb disposal unit removes chemicals at school

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A bomb disposal unit was on scene at a Lincolnshire school after “some very old chemicals” were found on site.

Incident 286 was reported to police on Tuesday, June 12, after the discovery of picric acid (trinitrophenolo) at Spalding Grammar School on Priory Road.

A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Police said: “The substance was found in a chemical store out of school hours, just before 5pm, and the EOD were called and later disposed of it.

“An isolated incident and at no time was there a safety issue.”

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