Discovery of suitcase in local school parking lot raises concerns

The Mart High School and Elementary School campuses. (Mart ISD)
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MART, Texas (KWTX) The discovery of a suspicious suitcase in the Mart Elementary School parking lot led to an evacuation Tuesday afternoon.

The suitcase was spotted after classes were dismissed for the day, the district said in a Facebook post.

Students who were still on campus were evacuated to the high school cafeteria where they were released to their parents, the district said.

Tuesday night’s volleyball games were moved to the high school gym, the district said.

Police responded and determined the suitcase was empty, the district said in a subsequent post.