Old military ordnance found by students on Azle Jr High property

This afternoon, a group of Azle Jr. High students was outside cleaning up around the building and stadium for Earth Day.

The students came across a rusty piece of metal near the stadium parking lot that could possibly be an old artillery shell so the students were sent back inside and the campus was placed on a “Secure” status while the police and fire department were called to investigate.

Fort Worth FD determined the device to be an old military ordnance. It was a live round. Investigators safely disposed of the device at the FWFD bomb range.

Fire officials noted that it is fairly common for the area.

If you find anything that appears to be old military devices, call 9-1-1 immediately and do not mess with the item.