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.