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Princeton Minnesota

Incendiary device found outside Minn. high school

AP | JEFF BAENEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PRINCETON, Minn. — A school district in eastern Minnesota has sent its 3,500 students home early after suspicious packages were found at three sites around the city of Princeton, including at the high school.

The first of the packages was found behind a post office around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. Another was found at the city's public utilities office.

Princeton officials said at a late-morning news conference that all three scenes had been cleared, but they gave few details about the packages or what might have been in them.

The school district closed all its schools – a high school, a middle school and two elementary schools – at 9:30 a.m. as a precautionary measure.

Princeton is about 50 miles north of Minneapolis.