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Student in custody after Texas high school evacuation

Students of Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Texas were evacuated while officials investigated a potential explosive device found at the school Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. CBS affiliate KHOU

KATY, Texas - A student at Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Texas was taken into custody Monday afternoon after a potentially explosive device was found on the campus, school officials confirmed, reports CBS affiliate KHOU.

The school was reportedly evacuated around 10 a.m. after the Katy Independent School District police department learned of a perceived threat on campus.

Students were escorted safely outside and led to an enclosed area on the football and baseball field while officers swept the campus, according to the station. The device was found around 11 a.m. and the Houston Police Department bomb squad was called.  The FBI and the Harris County Sheriff's Office were also assisting.

Students were being dismissed early.

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