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Suspicious bottle found in parking lot of elementary school

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A custodian at Hawthorne Elementary School contacted authorities after finding a suspicious plastic soda bottle in the parking lot of the school Wednesday night.

Madison Police and the Dane County Bomb Squad were called.  The object was disposed of safely.

Anyone seeing a similar object should not touch it, rather call authorities immediately.  There have been cases where liquid filled bottles have contained harmful household chemicals and can, under some conditions, explode. 

In this particular incident, police are not aware of any direct threats aimed at Hawthorne students or staff.

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