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Suspicious Suitcase Forces Evacuation Of Fairfax District School

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Students have been removed from classrooms at a Fairfax District school after a security guard found a suspicious suitcase on campus.

The guard at Charles H. Kim Elementary School, 225 S. Oxford Avenue,  found the briefcase outside of the school’s front office around 12:20 p.m. Wednesday.

School officials called police who sent the bomb squad to investigate.

Students were then removed from their classrooms and held in a the schools lunch area, according to Gail Pollard of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Streets surrounding the school have been cordoned off.

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