'Suspicious package' contained vacuum cleaner

by Wes Mayer

A suspicious package was dropped off at Northgate High School Tuesday afternoon, and fortunately it was determined to be harmless.

Around 3:15 p.m., public safety personnel with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Department responded to the school the check on the suspicious package, according to public safety radio traffic. During the time of the call, however, the county fire department’s hazardous materials truck was dispatched to a train/ truck accident in Moreland.

According to statements by Coweta officials in the radio transmissions, authorities were able to contact the person who dropped off the package — the package was determined to contain a non-threatening vacuum cleaner, and the person who dropped it off did not mean to leave it behind.

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