Razorblades found on playground equipment at Georgia park

Photo Source: Rachel Blyler
Photo Source: Rachel Blyler

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COLUMBUS, GA  (WTVM) - Columbus Police confirm that investigators have found almost a dozen razor blades taped to playground equipment at Lakebottom Park in Georgia.

Around 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, a concerned mother noticed the blades on the equipment before her child began playing. The mother then, pointed out her findings to a nearby officer.

Fortunately, no one was injured. 

Investigators believe the blades were placed on the equipment overnight. Lieutenant Pope says nine blades were specifically put in locations where someone would come into contact with them.

Meanwhile, Myles Caggins, the Chief of Operations and Facilities for the Muscogee County School District sent a message to all school principals and athletic directors to check their school's playground equipment. So far, there have been no reports of blades found on school playground equipment. 

Officials say one area elementary school planned a field trip to Lakebottom Park, but canceled the trip.

Muscogee County Schools say they will send letters home to parents regarding Tuesday's events.

In addition, officials with Columbus Parks and Recreation are checking parks throughout the city for similar dangers.

The Columbus Health Department is asking the public to contact their health care provider if their child were cut by a razor blade while at the park.

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