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Houston School Evacuated Due To Suspicious Device, Student In Custody

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KATY, Texas (CBSNEWS/AP) - A Houston-area school district says a student is in custody after a bomb squad was dispatched to a high school for a “potential explosive device” in a campus building.

The Katy school district announced on its website that Seven Lakes High School was safely evacuated Monday after campus police learned of a “perceived threat.” The Harris County sheriff’s office responded.

CBS Affiliate KHOU reports “a student has been taken into custody.” but would not elaborate.

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Students were evacuated to an enclosed area on the baseball and football fields. They were later released for the day and after-school activities canceled.

Messages seeking further details have been left for the district’s public information office and sheriff’s department.

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