School evacuated after bomb find

An Army bomb disposal team was called to the school on Aughavannagh Road, Crumlin this morning after the device was discovered in a remote area on the school grounds.

An Army bomb disposal team was called to the school on Aughavannagh Road, Crumlin this morning after the device was discovered in a remote area on the school grounds.

Mon, Feb 4, 2013, 00:00

A Dublin school was evacuated today after a viable improvised explosive device was found.

An Army bomb disposal team was called to the school on Aughavannagh Road, Crumlin this morning after the device was discovered in a remote area on the school grounds.

The team arrived on scene at 10.05 am and students in the school were moved to a safe location during the operation. A cordon was also put in place for public safety.

The device was rendered safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion, a Defence Forces spokesman said.

It was later moved to a secure military location for further technical examination and testing.

The scene was declared safe at 11.25 am. The device has now been confirmed as a viable improvised explosive device and gardaí have begun an investigation into the incident.