David Ford MLA said: “These are deeply worrying developments. It is appalling to even think that someone might be so irresponsible as to place objects of this nature near schools.
“It is my understanding that one of the objects was picked up by a six-year-old child.
“There have been a number of pipe bombs found in the Antrim area in recent times and this is an extremely troubling trend. Those who wish to cause disruption and fear must never prevail. Anyone with information on any of these incidents should contact police immediately.”