An explosive device blew a hole in the wall of an elementary school in Kent’s East Hill neighborhood Wednesday. Another potentially dangerous explosive was found at another nearby school.
The Kent Fire Department says the first device exploded at Lake Youngs Elementary School in the 19600 block of 142nd Avenue SE around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. Rubble from the masonry wall was found almost 100 feet away. Nobody was hurt.
The second device was found Thursday morning about two miles away at Glenridge Elementary School in the 19400 block of 120th Avenue SE. The unexploded “sparkler bomb” was found in the parking lot by a police officer. Fire investigators determined the device could pose a danger to anyone near it.
The fire department says if you see a suspicious-looking device, do not go near it. Call 911 instead.
Police and fire officials also remind you that using fireworks after July 4 is prohibited. A Kent family lost their home Thursday after a firework landed on the roof.