Classmates can't find 30-year-old time capsule

Michael Jackson cassette tape among buried items

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COLOMA, Mich. - A Michigan class that graduated 30 years ago returned to their school to uncover a time capsule – and couldn’t find it.

The Herald-Palladium reported the seven classmates and two teachers spent two hours on Sunday digging outside Coloma Junior High.

Tracy Gilmer said she remembers putting a Michael Jackson cassette tape in the box in 1988, along with assignments from an accelerated writing-and-reasoning program that included a fictional country.

“We had our own constitution and I actually sewed a flag for our country. I think the flag is in” the time capsule, she told The Herald-Palladium.

A teacher, Sandi Sanders, said information about the capsule was filed away but lost. Some wonder if rebellious classmates dug it up.

“We are all kind of in the dark trying to remember what was in it and where it is,” Sanders said.

Superintendent Dave Ehlers said the box may have been dug up when work was performed to alleviate flooding.

The classmates said they may use a metal detector and continue their hunt.

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