Ugandan School Found Using Bomb As Bell

07/05/2011 11:06 am ET | Updated Sep 04, 2011

A bomb-awareness team was shocked to find that an elementary school in Uganda was using an unexploded bomb as a school bell when the team arrived to teach students about the dangers of unexploded mines and how to identify bombs.

Worse, the bomb was still active -- at a school of about 700 students. Wilson Bwambale, coordinator of the Anti-Mine Network Rwenzori, told the Daily Monitor:

"Its head was still active, which means that if it is hit by a stronger force, it would explode instantly and cause untold destruction in the area.”

The discovery was made when Bwambale and his team noticed teachers striking the bomb with a stone to call the students to assemble for his team's awareness presentation.

This was the second bomb found in a school in the last six months -- the first was found in another primary school when students were using it as a toy.

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