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PALERMO, Calif. - Authorities said an unknown substance was mailed to Palermo Middle School is safe.
A staff member said the package was sent to her from outside of the country when did never ordered anything, deputies said.
Butte County Interagency Hazardous Materials Team, CAL FIRE, was called to the scene to investigate.
Megan McMann with the Butte County Sheriff’s Office said at 12:45 p.m., school staff received a package with a thermos and a sweatshirt inside. Inside the thermos was the unknown liquid.
Preschoolers were the only students on campus and were moved to a location where parents could pick them up. There is no current threat to any students or the surrounding areas, CAL FIRE said.
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#Schoolincident [Update] The Butte County Inter-Agency Bomb Squad along with the Inter-Agency Hazardous Materials team is beginning the process of identifying what the hazardous material is. Crews will be committed the next couple hours @ButteSheriff @ChicoFD @OrovillePD pic.twitter.com/p3yd50CLD0
— CAL FIRE Butte Unit/Butte County Fire Department (@CALFIRE_ButteCo) May 26, 2021