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UPDATED: Suspicious object found at Fargo's South Campus II appears to have been a nonexplosive homemade science project

FARGO - A suspicious object discovered this afternoon at South Campus II appears to have been a nonexplosive homemade science project. The Fargo police bomb squad used a water cannon to disarm the object, but Sgt. Joe Anderson said the object was...

FARGO - A suspicious object discovered this afternoon at South Campus II appears to have been a nonexplosive homemade science project.

The Fargo police bomb squad used a water cannon to disarm the object, but Sgt. Joe Anderson said the object was not explosive.

He said it looked like a homemade science project. He described it as a car with an attached candle and a wick that may have been mistaken as a pipe bomb.

A teacher found the suspicious object about 3 p.m. in a garbage can, which was moved outside.

A portion of South University Drive is still closed, but should open by 6 p.m., he said.

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About a dozen homes in the area were told to evacuate. Students weren't evacuated because it was the end of the school day, but they were safely moved out of the building on the northside.

Superintendent Rick Buresh said school will resume tomorrow as usual.

There were no arrests made, Anderson adding, "There doesn't appear to be any crime."

A couple students were detained outside the school at 1305 S. University Drive because they were being belligerent and uncooperative, he said, but they were released.

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