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Explosive found at middle TN community college

TNT dropped off at hazardous waste day at Vol State Community College. (WZTV)



GALLATIN, Tenn. -- An explosive is found on a college campus in Sumner County.

Two containers of TNT were found at Vol State Community College on Saturday, according to the school's public relations department. A representative for the college says someone must have dropped off the containers during a household hazardous waste collection event being held by The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation at the school, Resource Authority of Sumner County and the school.

According to the school, they are in the process of following the appropriate channels to have it picked up properly.

CLICK HERE to see the full list of acceptable and unacceptable items can be dropped off at these collections. Explosives are not accepted.

There were no evacuations.

Police, fire department and the bomb squad responded.

The Encyclopedia Britannica says Trinitrotoluene (TNT) is the most useful military high explosive.


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