Army Bomb Disposal unit called to Tipperary school

Army Bomb Disposal unit called to Tipperary school

An Army Bomb Disposal Team was called to a school in Co. Tipperary this evening to make safe a quantity of unstable chemical in the school science lab.

A quantity of Picric Acid was removed from the Christian Brothers College in Thurles and was taken to a safe location where army technicians carried out a controlled explosion on it.

The school was evacuated and a nearby road was closed off to traffic for a time - but the scene was declared safe at 8.30pm.

Picric Acid is routinely used in laboratories and can become unstable over time.

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