Approximately 30 minutes ago HB police and fire investigators unblocked the intersection at 14th and Crest streets, drawing an investigation of a “suspicious” object that could theoretically have been a bomb. The Voice awaits more details of the investigation from the HBPD.
Update at 3:16 p.m:
Lt. Russell Reinhardt of the HBPD issued the following statement to the Voice:
“The device was a grenade brought to Dwyer school by a student. The bottom had been re-sealed making it appear to be active. The OCSD Bomb Squad removed the device from the school.”
And Jeri Moreau, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent of the Huntington Beach City School District, issued the following statement to the Voice:
“Want to inform you that the issue at Dwyer School has been resolved. The Police investigation revealed that there was no danger to any students. Students have resumed their normal day at school and parents have been provided information throughout. Also please know that Smith School was never involved nor included in the investigation. Please don’t hesitate to call the Superintendent, Kathy Kessler at (714) 378-2011 for any additional information.”