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Small bomb explodes at Hawaii school; nobody hurt

Updated Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 | 2:58 p.m.

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Authorities say a small bomb exploded outside an auditorium at a Hawaii high school, prompting a campus lockdown but apparently causing no injuries.

Hawaii Department of Education spokesman Alex Da Silva says the small device that exploded at Hilo High School is being described as a "bottle bomb." He says it went off around 11:15 a.m. outside the auditorium of the Big Island school.

Hawaii County Police Officer Louie Ondo says officers are at the scene and no injuries have been reported.

Da Silva says the school is under lockdown while police and fire officials investigate.

The school of about 1,250 students is on the east side of the Big Island.