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Meth lab found at Murfreesboro school playground

9:29 PM, Oct 24, 2012   |    comments
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By Nicole Young / The Tennessean

Murfreesboro police had to decontaminate a local elementary school after a meth lab was found there Tuesday.

Police spokesman Kyle Evans said no children were exposed to the lab, which was found on the playground at Mitchell-Neilson Elementary School, 711 West Clark Blvd.

"The materials were discovered by staff before the children would have come on the playground," Evans said.

Evans said an officer from the Gang Resistance Education and Training program recognized the materials as methamphetamine and rendered the chemicals safe.

The Tennessee Meth Task Force was called to the scene and removed the lab from the property.

The fire department used soap and water to decontaminate the playground and the principal's office and Evans said the school notified the children's parents of the situation.

The investigation into how the meth lab ended up on school property is continuing.

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