Reported bombs found near school deemed safe

James David Dickson, and Candice Williams

The evacuation of a school on Detroit's west side ended Monday afternoon after the Detroit Police Department's bomb squad determined that three projectiles found on the property were safe.

The incident started about 10:30 a.m. at Gesu Catholic School on Oak Drive, north of McNichols, police said.

Police were called in for “possible explosives” found when a maintenance man at a church was cleaning out a garage, next to the school, officials said.

"The garage they were in had not been inventoried for about 30 years," said Officer Jennifer Moreno, a Detroit Police Department spokeswoman.

The possible explosives were initially believed to be historical, which was the case.

"There were three inactive projectiles possibly from the Vietnam War era," Moreno said.

Police cleared the scene at 2:15 p.m.