“Suspicious Package” Detonated Outside Etobicoke School

It took three tries, but Toronto police managed to detonated a suspicious package that was discovered at a local school Sunday night.
Police were called to St. Eugene Catholic school in the city’s northwest end after reports of three teens playing with a package in the school yard.
Officers on scene said a passerby called police after spotting the teens with what appeared to be a football and allegedly lighting what looked like wick, before leaving.
Police went door-to-door alerting neighbours to move to the lower floors of their homes or leave altogether while the detonation was underway. After several hours, they moved the package to a safe location before attempt to detonate it.
The first two times that officers tried to destroy the package, it wouldn’t detonate, police said. The third time was successful.
Police say they don’t know what was in the package or whether it was dangerous but will have the remains tested.
They are still looking for the teens and say charges, ranging from mischief to something more serious, are possible.
There are no concerns for the school day on Monday.
Source: CBC
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