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Students doing good deed discover sunken treasure

OAKLAND, CA (CNN) - A class trip to better the environment ends with them picking up a little more than the usual trash.

A group of sixth graders in Oakland, California clean this lake every Thursday.

But last week, instead of just cigarette butts and old potato chip bags, they found sunken treasure-- a bag full of gold coins, watches, silver and antique jewelry.

The class turned the loot over to police, who will try to find the rightful owner.  

But if it's not claimed in 90 days, the treasure goes to the students.

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