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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Rochester Police and Fire Departments responded yesterday evening to a report of a possible bomb at a local school.

A spokesman says a caller reported spotting a bomb-like object on the east side of the John Adams Middle School property. When officers arrived around 7:15 PM they spoke to a witness who indicated she had spotted the same object in her yard next to the school last weekend.

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A K-9 officer with explosive sniffing training was included in the response and it was soon determined it was actually a large kettlebell weight that had been wrapped in black tape and something that appeared to look like a fuse was attached at the top. It is not known how long the object had been there or who left it.

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