Munitions Blown Up at Fla. Middle School
ORLANDO, Fla. — An explosion of several World War II-era munitions found under the track at Odyssey Middle School has caused much concern with the campus community.
The explosions, set off by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, did not interrupt business at the school, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Authorities have gated off the track area, making it inaccessible to the public.
Until 1947, the Army used the site, which is now Odyssey Middle School, for bombing practice. The school opened on the land in 2001. In 2007, the Corps began work to clear live bombs, rockets and munitions debris found at or near the surface on school grounds.
Many nearby residents believed the Army had cleared the area years ago. The Corps expects to complete the project and replace the track by the time school resumes in August.
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