Police investigating 'potential explosive device' found at Texas high school

Authorities found "a potential explosive device" at a Houston-area high school Monday morning after the building was evacuated over fears of an unspecified, perceived threat, the Katy Independent School District said on its website.

Seven Lakes High School in Katy was evacuated after police "learned of a perceived threat on campus" around 10 a.m. CT, and students were sent to an enclosed area on the school's athletic fields, the school district's post said.

About an hour later, authorities told district officials that a possible bomb was found in the building, according to the district. Details about the device and about what the initial threat was weren't immediately available.

A bomb squad was on its way to check the device, the district said.

Video from CNN affiliate KTRK showed a number of emergency vehicles parked outside the school early Monday afternoon.

Katy is about 25 miles west of Houston.

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