A sheriff’s bomb squad robot at the scene of the reported suspicious package, May 25, 2017. Photo: OnSceneTV

A suspicious item was found under a pickup truck in a parking lot at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, not far from the campus stadium where a high school graduation was scheduled.

The item was reported just after 5 p.m. at the college at 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd., according to a watch commander at the sheriff’s Santa Clarita Valley Station.

The lot was closed and those attending the Canyon High School commencement were being ushered to the far end of the stadium, away from the lot, according to a report from the scene that indicated the ceremony would proceed as planned.

A bomb squad was dispatched to the scene, according to Deputy Trina Schrader of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

–City News Service

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