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Police respond to suspicious package at Pittsburgh school

PITTSBURGH — Officers with Pittsburgh police, the Bomb Squad, the Hazardous Materials Response Team, and the Spill Truck responded to a school in Squirrel Hill after a suspicious package was reported Tuesday.

Police said the package contained an unknown white powder and was delivered by mail on Monday to the Community Day School in the 6400 block of Forward Avenue.

The package came from outside of the country, police said, and was reported to police at 9 a.m.

None of the school staff or first responders experienced any adverse side effects from being in the vicinity of the substance.

The school was not evacuated during the response.

After conducting on site tests, the composition of the substance was not immediately determined.

FBI Pittsburgh removed the package to be tested with its equipment.

The investigation is ongoing.