Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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There was a bit of chaos at two Putnam County schools today as some 3,000 students from Avery Trace Middle School and Cookeville High School were evacuated to Tennessee Tech's Hooper Eblen Center. Assistant Superintendant Mike Goolsby said the decision was made after an assistant principal at CHS found what might have been an old blasting cap on the grounds of the school about 8:30 Wednesday morning. About ten minutes after that, the principal at Avery Trace Middle School reported a small explosion that might have come from a plastic bottle in a restroom at the school. Parents were told that they could pick up their students at Eblen Center starting at 11am. School officials are still working to identify exactly what materials were found.