Geocaching causes evacuation

May 5, 2009 5:17:40 AM PDT
Geocaching is a treasure-hunt of sorts, popular with the high-tech set.

But some geocaching fun led to a few tense moments in Boulder, Colo.

A teacher reported seeing a couple burying a duct tape-wrapped tackle box near the entrance to a Boulder high school.

It also happened to be the 10th anniversary of the Columbine massacre last month.

It turns out the couple was just leaving a harmless prize for fellow geocachers to find with their GPS navigation devices.

Boulder police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley says the couple had no idea their actions would create such concern.

The geocaching couple won't be charged.

Follow Action News on Twitter

Get Action News on your website

Follow Action News on Facebook

Click here to get the latest Philadelphia news and headlines from across the Delaware and Lehigh valleys.