Staff ReportNewsWest 9
ODESSA – The morning started a little tense at one Odessa Elementary school on Wednesday.
ECISD officials tell NewsWest 9, a custodian at Pease Elementary was taking out the trash when he noticed a small, suspicious item in the school's east parking lot.
We're told the item was making a strange noise.
The custodian notified the school principal and ECISD Police blocked the parking lot.
In a statement to NewsWest 9, ECISD officials “out of an abundance of caution” asked Odessa Police to send one of their bomb units to check the suspicious item.
The item turned out to be an old, broken battery booster.