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Fake bomb found at Huntington Beach High School

Students were sent home from Huntington Beach High School on Wednesday after police discovered what appeared to be an explosive device.

Police were called to the school about 9:30 a.m. to investigate a report that a student was in possession of fireworks, according to Huntington Beach Police Lt. Russell Reinhart.

The school was evacuated – and students later dismissed – after police found what looked like a bomb. A bomb squad determined that it was a fake device.  Police arrested a student in connection with the incident and charged him with possession of a facsimile of a bomb.

The student was taken to Orange County Juvenile Hall.

-- Kate Linthicum

Photo: A Huntington Beach firefighter gets into position while an Orange County Sheriff's bomb squad retrieves a suspicious item believed to be a bomb that forced the evacuation of Huntington Beach High School. Credit: Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times.

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