Box prompts Orlando middle school evacuation

Bomb squad called to scene near Freedom Middle School

Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:48:24 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 25 2013 04:14:11 PM EST
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ORLANDO, Fla. -

Students at an Orlando middle school were evacuated after a suspicious package was found nearby.

According to witnesses, an older white male driving a white pickup truck stopped in front of Freedom Middle School and dropped a large sealed box in the grassy area and drove off at around 9 a.m., police said.

The package was found across the street at 2850 W. Taft Vineland Road, fire officials said.

A bomb squad was called to the scene, and Taft Vineland Road was  closed in the area.

It was determined the box did not pose a threat however; it is in the process of being rendered safe in place.

No other information was known.

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