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Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 4:09 pm

A building full of students was evacuated for an hour at Mesa Community College after a suspicious package was discovered in a restroom on Wednesday.

Someone discovered a box in the restroom in the technology building on the school’s 1833 W. Southern Ave. campus about 11:55 a.m., prompting authorities to investigate the box, which had a box of electronic wiring inside of it, according to Sonia Filan, a Mesa Community College spokeswoman.

Mesa police responded to the scene and determined that the box was not a threat, and the students and staff were allowed to go back inside the building at 12:55 p.m., Filan said.

“We evacuated the students as a precaution,” Filan said. “It just looked like a student from an electronics class left the box inside the restroom, but we always take precaution because you just never know.”

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