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      Fireworks lead to evacuation of Beebe high school

      BEEBE, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say students at a north Arkansas high school were sent home early Monday after a student was found with fireworks in his backpack.

      Beebe Superintendent Belinda Shook says students at the 9-10 high school were evacuated at about 2:40 p.m. Monday. Shook says Principal Mike Tarkington found a ninth-grade boy with what was believed to an explosive device.

      Shook tells The Daily Citizen (http://is.gd/gwSPCI ) that the school was evacuated as a precautionary. She says officials believe the boy was carrying commercial fireworks in his backpack.

      Shook says the school board will discuss possible disciplinary action for the student.

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      Information from: The Daily Citizen, http://www.thedailycitizen.com/

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