Rock Springs High School Jazz Orchestra part of Casper College evacuation; Alerts at the college have been lifted

Rock Springs High School Jazz Orchestra part of Casper College evacuation; Alerts at the college have been lifted

CASPER – Casper College was evacuated on Wednesday after a suspicious package was reported. The Rock Springs High School Jazz Orchestra was at the college and was part of the evacuation.

The Casper Police Department responded to the college after receiving information about a suspicious package. According to Oil City News, The bomb squad responded and removed the package. The Casper Police have confirmed that the suspicious package was a class project and all alerts have been lifted at the college.

Not long after the evacuation, the administration at Rock Springs High School took to Facebook to inform parents of the situation.

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In the post, administrators explained the Tiger Jazz Orchestra was safely evacuated from Casper College. All students are safe and accounted for, and are currently waiting at the Casper Mall for more information. The post said once the high school received more information they would evaluate the situation ad provide more information for parents. They also thanked Director Brian Redmond for keeping the students safe.

The bomb squad will be taking the extra precaution with the device by x-raying it, but they believe it to not be a threat to the campus or public.

In a statement made to Oil City News, Casper Police Captain Steve Freel said “Anyone in the general public would have probably thought the package was suspicious.”

The device was identified as a white cardboard cylinder, according to Cpt. Freel.

For the story go to http://oilcitywyo.com/2015/02/11/suspicious-device-identified-as-college-students-project/ and watch the Rock Springs High School (authentic) Facebook page for any further details.