Student Art Project Shuts Atlanta Highway

February 4, 2015

A highway in Atlanta was shut down for two hours Monday, as officials first investigated and then blew up a device that had been attached to a bridge. Authorities feared it could be a bomb. But as The Atlanta Journal-Constitution noted, it was an art project of a student at Georgia State University. Students in an art class had been told to place cameras in places that would yield interesting photographs. The university has since removed other cameras from public places. Police officials said that the student in the case would be charged with reckless conduct. The photo below, from the Atlanta police department, shows the normally crowded highway closed off during the investigation.


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