Police and emergency vehicles surrounded a Cobb County home on Friday after a homeowner alerted police that there were explosives inside.

Cobb County Police Sgt. Wayne Delk said officers blocked off the portion of Bay Berry Drive on all sides as a precaution.

"At this time our (EOD) Explosives Ordinance Disposal Team is in the process of rendering safe removal," he said.

It all unfolded just a block away from Hollydale Elementary School.

"You got explosives next door to an elementary school," neighbor Ron Burkhalter said. "But, again, nobody knew they were there."

The students of the school were luckily out on winter break.

Burkehalter lives across the street and said he hadn't talked to the homeowners in 10 years. But he occasionally sees their son.

"The last time I saw him out, he was carrying his grass on his lawnmower," Burkehalter said.

That was a few months before. Police said, currently, no one lives at the home.

There's no word yet on what prompted the homeowner to make the call, Friday, but police have an idea of how the explosives could have gotten inside.

The scene was finally cleared late Friday evening as crews successfully removed the explosive materials from the home.

Police haven't said what type of explosives they found. They are working to determine if they were legally owned.