Unexploded ordnance prompts shelter in place at Agana Heights Elementary

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The Guam Police and Fire departments responded and called on the Navy to send their Explosive Ordnance Disposal team.

An unexploded ordnance near the Agana Heights Mayor’s Office prompted a response from emergency responders.

At around 9 o’clock this morning, both the Agana Heights Mayor’s Office and the village’s adjacent elementary school were placed on lockdown as authorities worked to secure the device.

A resident at the mayor’s office told PNC that someone’s cow had unearthed the ordnance – which was described as an anti-personnel mine – as it was grazing.

The Guam Police and Fire departments responded and called on the Navy to send their Explosive Ordnance Disposal team.

According to Agana Heights Elementary school principal Hannah Gutierrez, the all-clear was issued around an hour later and operations resumed as normal.

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“I’m just proud of my faculty, staff, and students. Again, if the community just comes together, we try to keep our kids as safe as possible. And teamwork and coordination and communication is always very important, Gutierrez said.

Residents are reminded to not approach identified ordnance devices and to call 911 immediately to report them.

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