UPDATED: 'Suspicious' Device was Marketing Package
Austin Prep was evacuated and a reverse 911 call sent out to residents in the area of the school Wednesday.
At 4:23 Wednesday, Austin Prep was evacuated due to a suspicious device. The Massachusetts State Police Hazards Device Squad, Reading Police and the Reading Fire Department reported to the scene to investigate.
The suspicious package was mailed to Austin Prep. The Reading Police and Fire Department evacuated the school and secured the area where the package was. When the Massachusetts State Police Hazards Device Squad arrived they inspected the package with x-ray and photograph equipment.
Upon investigation, police found that the package was safe and sent by a marketing company in Minnesota.