A suspicious device that appeared to be a pipe bomb -- but later was found not to be an explosive -- forced the evacuation of two buildings at Buchanan High School on Wednesday morning, Clovis police said.
A staff member discovered the object on a lawn about 7:45 a.m. Precautions were taken for the safety of students and staff, police said.
Students and teachers later returned to the evacuated buildings.
Police said the object was a piece of exercise equipment from an exercise class that meets on campus outside of school hours, Clovis Unified spokeswoman Kelly Avants said.
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The school evacuated Building 100 and the library. Teague Avenue was closed temporarily between Minnewawa and Peach avenues, Avants said.