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Bomb in stock pot explodes in Southridge High parking lot

A security camera caught an explosion that happened in a stock pot outside of Southridge High School Sunday afternoon
A security camera caught an explosion that happened in a stock pot outside of Southridge High School Sunday afternoon Kennewick police

Kennewick and Richland police are continuing to investigate a large explosion that rocked a south Kennewick neighborhood on Sunday.

People living the nearby neighborhood heard the loud explosion in the Southridge High School parking lot during the afternoon and called Kennewick police, said Kennewick Lt. Aaron Clem.

And people in the area said they spotted a silver Ford Focus driving off toward Ridgeline Drive after the noise.

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Kennewick police

When officers arrived they found pieces of an exploded stock pot scattered across the parking lot, police said.

The Richland Bomb Squad was called in to help Kennewick detectives investigate.

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Kennewick police

There were no reports of injuries or damage to the school, and it does not appear to be targeted at the school, Clem said.

Anyone with information about the explosion is asked to contact Kennewick police at 509-628-0333.

Cameron Probert covers breaking news and education for the Tri-City Herald, where he tries to answer readers’ questions about why police officers and firefighters are in your neighborhood. He studied communications at Washington State University.
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