Monday, April 20, 2009

Geocaching in the news...

Doh! The ugly side of geocaching. I question some of the facts of this story. I doubt it was buried. Geocaches are never supposed to be buried. - BadAnimal

Geocachers prompt Boulder school evacuation

A buried geocaching box prompted an evacuation of Fairview High School in Boulder today while officials determined what what in it.

A teacher called from the school at 1515 Greenbriar Blvd. at 11:40 this morning, police said. The teacher saw" a man and a woman burying some kind of box near the stone sign in front of the school," a news release said. They drove away in a cream-colored SUV with Nebraska license plates.

Officers went to the school and decided to evacuate while the building while they investigated the box.

Students were moved to Southern Hills Middle School, 1500 Knox Drive, and Fairview High School was closed for the rest of the day, police said.

Geocachers use hand-held GPS devices to pinpoint hidden caches filled with trinkets.

UPDATE from Darcie Gudger - Boulder High School evacuated because of geocache

UPDATE2 - this looks like the complete story here - Couple seeking teacher's geocache cause school's evacuation

1 comment:

D. Gudger said...

Thanks for the link. :) Hoping to go out caching tonight w/ hubby and kid. Nabbed one last night before it got too dark.