About 10am, Tuggeranong Patrol members were led to the device by an employee of the school, located under a tree near the school’s car park.
The Specialist Response Group Bomb Response Team was requested to attend, and render the device safe. Due to school holidays, no children were present at the school.
ACT Policing advises anyone who locates an IED not to touch it, and call police immediately on 131 444.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.