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BREAKING: Pipe bomb found at elementary school
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LAYTON — More than 700 kids were evacuated from Mountain View Elementary School, 2025 E. 3100 North in Layton about 11:30 a.m. Monday after a possible pipe bomb was located on the roof of the school.

A maintenance worker was on the roof when he noticed the device, said Davis School District spokesman Chris Williams. 

The worker brought the device down and police were notified, Williams said.

 Officials evacuated the school children to an LDS Church building east of the campus, and parents were notified by telephone and email to pick up their children. At about 2 p.m., parents were still picking their children up.

Layton Police and Fire department,s as well as the Davis County Sheriff’s bomb squad and dogs from Hill AFB, were called to the scene. The bomb squad used high-pressure water to detonate the device, Williams said. 

“It didn’t explode. “The high-pressure water detonated it,” Williams said.

The dogs went through the building during the early afternoon.

Officials don’t know how long the device was up there, Williams said, although a janitor was on the roof Friday. 

“It doesn’t mean it wasn’t there, he may not have seen it,” Williams said.

School is expected to be back in session Tuesday morning.

mwilliams@daviscliper.com

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