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Haddon Township HS evacuated after student brings in ‘potentially dangerous substance’

Hadden Township High School was temporarily evacuated on Friday after a student brought a “potentially dangerous substance” into the school.

News 12 Staff

Jan 9, 2021, 2:12 AM

Updated 1,255 days ago

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Haddon Township HS evacuated after student brings in ‘potentially dangerous substance’
Hadden Township High School was temporarily evacuated on Friday after a student brought a “potentially dangerous substance” into the school.
The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office says that the school was evacuated around 11:15 a.m. after the incident was reported.
The Haddon Township police and fire departments, Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Camden County Hazmat Team responded to the school.
Students were allowed back inside around 30 minutes later after the school was deemed safe. The nature of the substance was unclear.
The Cherry Hill Courier-Post reported that a student had brought in an antique Fiestaware plate to show to a teacher, which was reportedly glazed with radioactive uranium.
Anyone who might have any information about the incident is asked to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Joe McCalla at 609-775-3203 or Hadden Township Police Detective Sgt. Bill Benham at 856-833-6207.


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