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- The item will soon be put on display at the Boca Raton Historical Society.
A group of children made quite the discovery while playing in a Boca Raton backyard last week: a practice bomb from World War II.
NBC affiliate WPTV-TV said the children were playing on Friday when they came upon a device that was labeled “practice bomb” on it. The mother of one child contacted police.
Police Chief Dan Alexander says bomb squad officials determined it was a AN MK-43 practice bomb that was likely from a former air field in the city that was used during the war.
The item will soon be put on display at the Boca Raton Historical Society.