Homemade GoPro Device Prompts Evacuation at Fountain Valley Elementary School

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Fountain Valley's Hisamatsu Tamura Elementary School, pictured, was closed on Sept. 15, 2015, after a suspicious package was spotted. (Credit: Google Maps)

A suspicious package that prompted an evacuation at a Fountain Valley elementary school Monday was discovered to be a homemade GoPro device and deemed safe by a bomb squad, according to the local police department.

Hisamatsu Tamura Elementary School, located at 17340 Santa Suzanne in Fountain Valley (map), was closed as of 8 a.m., the Fountain Valley Police Department stated on Facebook.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department bomb squad was called to investigate the package, which at first was described as a plastic pipe with two caps on the ends, police department Sgt. Anthony Luce said.

The device was later discovered to be a homemade GoPro camera extension that has been accidentally left by a student over the weekend, Luce said.

The bomb squad determined the package was not an explosive device and no crime had been committed, the department stated around 9:50 a.m.

The school was released back to school staff and all students were safely released to their parents.

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