Dynamite found near school

Two people cleaning up trash near Huguley Elementary School Monday in Lanett, Ala. came across an old stick of dynamite.

According to a police report, the dynamite was found in the 3900 block of 32nd Street SW.

The school was put on what police call a soft lockdown.

Police Chief Angie Spates said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Montgomery, Ala. was contacted.

A photo was taken of the item and sent to ATF.

Agents arrived and determined the old stick of dynamite, possibly from 1972, no longer contained ingredients that could be used in a harmful manner.

Larry Gierer: 706-571-8581, @lagierer