(LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va.) — The CIA has said sorry after its agents left explosive material on a school bus borrowed for a terror drill.
According to the Washington Post, the Loudoun County, Virginia school bus was borrowed two weeks ago, and the agency packed putty-like explosives under the hood to test the sniffers of its bomb dogs.
However, when the test was over, the borrowed bus was back to shuttling students Monday and Tuesday. After clocking some 145 miles ferrying students from Rock Ridge High School, Buffalo Trail Elementary School and Pinebrook Elementary School, a maintenance check turned up some of the explosive material that had fallen inside the engine compartment.
In a statement, the CIA insists the plastic explosives, “did not pose a danger to passengers on the bus,” because although it was viable, it would require blasting caps and a detonator to explode.
The school district notified the cops, which in turn called the agency, which sent techs to remove the “incredibly stable” material.
Loudoun schools spokesman Wayde Byard said of the situation, “The CIA really expressed its deep concern and regret today, and it was sincere.”
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