YULEE, Fla. – A military ordnance was found by a construction crew Tuesday morning near River Of Praise Worship Center on State Road 200/A1A and St. Mark Drive, according to the Nassau County Sheriff's Office.
The Bomb Squad was sent to the scene to make sure the device was not a danger to anyone. Personnel from Navy Submarine Base Kings Bay identified it as a 60mm mortar safely removed it.
Traffic was diverted off S.R. 200 between Miner and Chester roads until the bomb squad could determine if the device is dangerous, but the road was reopened about 11:20 a.m.
Traffic in the area was at a near standstill for over an hour.
Officals at Yulee High School, which is located about two miles further south on Minor Road, told News4Jax the campus was never under lockdown. The school sent a message to parents late Tuesday morning notifying them that students are safe, but there could be issues getting to the school.