Bomb squad called to school

SAN DIEGO -- Bomb technicians were called to an elementary school in City Heights Friday after a suspicious object was discovered on the campus.

A building supervisor found a plastic 2-liter soda bottle wrapped in duct tape at Alexander Hamilton Elementary School at 2807 Fairmount Ave. He reported the discovery to authorities at 6:16 a.m., which was before any students had arrived, police said.

San Diego's Metro Arson Strike Team was sent to the campus in response to the call. While they were trying to determine if the device was dangerous, school officials directed students and staff to the school cafeteria on the far side of the campus. They said the school was never closed.

Bomb experts examined the bottle and determined that it was not a bomb or any type of explosive device, police said.

By 8:45 a.m., students and teachers were back in their classrooms, officials said.