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Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2008 10:26 am | Updated: 10:39 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

A Gilbert charter school was forced into lockdown Thursday after police found a grenade casing near the campus.

The grenade did not have the explosive material to make it a threat, according to Gilbert police Lt. Eric Shuhandler.

The Gilbert bomb squad reported to the scene, near the intersection of Baseline Road and Stonehenge Drive, at 7:45 a.m.

Edu-Prize Charter school was allowed to reopen at 8:15 a.m., Shuhandler said.

A parent informed workers at the front desk of the school about the explosive device, according to principal Robbie McCamman.

"We actually practiced a lockdown drill yesterday," he said.

In Thursday's lockdown, students were held inside until police informed the office that it was safe to come outside, he said.

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