Discovery of Suspicious Device Halts Graduation

By R. Stickney
|  Wednesday, Jun 8, 2011  |  Updated 11:29 AM PDT
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Discovery of Suspicious Device Halts Graduation

Mark Leimbach

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A Vista middle school canceled a graduation ceremony Wednesday after a suspicious device was discovered near school grounds.

San Diego County sheriff's deputies closed Melrose Drive to traffic between Olive Avenue and Ascot Drive when they received the report of a possible pipe bomb around 7:15 a.m.

The device was located near a portable toilet along the fence line between Washington Middle School and Discovery Hills Day Treatment, a special education program run by the San Diego County Board of Education.

A Vista Unified School District official said the principal sent out a recorded notice to students' parents before school to say the school was closed.

Administrators also canceled the 8th grade promotion ceremony.

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