WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, OH (Toledo News Now) - A homemade plane flying over an elementary school's soccer fields dropped a mysterious substance Friday morning.
Neighbors called to report an unusual sight around 11 a.m. An ultralight was hovering over Shoreland Elementary and dropped two bags full of a white powdery substance.
Washington Township Police were not sure what the substance was so they called Toledo Fire and Rescue for assistance. Roads were even closed during the assessment.
The hazmat team recovered the substance, tested it and determined it was corn starch.
There was no real danger, although the potential was there, and it had neighbors on edge for a period of time.
Investigators are looking into why someone would do this and said they have not seen anything like this before.
"That's the million dollar question: Why they would do that. I couldn't answer that. Unfortunately, this day and age, we can't take any chances with any of these things. Something that appears to be harmless could be quite dangerous in fact," said Lt. Matthew Hertzfeld with Toledo Fire and Rescue.
Witnesses who spotted the plane were not able to get a very good description of it and the operator got away.
Washington Township Police are handling the investigation in this unusual event.
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