San Jose school evacuated after bottle labeled 'nitroglycerin' found in backpack

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Officials evacuated a middle school in San Jose Friday after a bottle labeled 'nitroglycerin' was found in a backpack. (KGO-TV)

A middle school in San Jose was evacuated Friday after a bottle labeled 'nitroglycerin' was found in a backpack.


Officers responded to Bridges Academy at 1702 McLaughlin Avenue around 8:20 a.m. after a school custodian reported finding a backpack containing the bottle to the principal, who then called police.

It appears, the label on the bottle was handwritten.

The school was evacuated and traffic on McLaughlin between Bacchus and Audubon drives was blocked.

Officers will test the liquid before they dispose of it, San Jose police Sgt. Enrique Garcia said at 10:35 a.m.

Stay with ABC7 News for the latest details on this developing story.

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