All clear given after 17 classrooms evacuated at Case campus; device found was medical training prop

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CLEVELAND– An all clear was given late Thursday afternoon after 17 classrooms were evacuated on the Case Western Reserve University campus.

In an alert sent to students and staff at Case, the school said they were investigating a ‘low-risk threat’ on campus.

According to Cleveland police, the bomb squad was called for an unexploded military ordnance.  FOX 8 I-Team reporter Peggy Gallek learned that the device was actually a prop from a medical training exercise, which was left behind on Wednesday, so the all clear was given.

It all started when an employee found something suspicious while doing rounds and called campus police, according to Larry Gray, Public Information Officer for the Cleveland Fire Department.  Campus police then contacted Cleveland police.

It happened in the area of Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations.

Bellflower Road was closed between Ford Drive and East 115th Street.

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