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Boy brings old grenade to school, causing lockdown

Dwyer Middle School and Smith Elementary School went into lockdown Wednesday morning after a Dwyer student brought a World War II-era hand grenade to campus to show friends, Huntington Beach police said.

The device appeared to be inert, but the school contacted the Police Department, which sent officers to the neighboring campuses on 17th Street, Lt. Russell Reinhart said. The Orange County Sheriff's Department bomb squad also arrived to examine the device.

Reinhart said the grenade still had an active firing pin, but the explosive material had been removed. The student, though, had taped the bottom of the grenade back on, which made it appear to still be active.

The grenade, he said, was apparently a family heirloom. School administrators found out about the device after a student notified a teacher, Reinhart said.

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Comments () | Archives (7)

oh come on.....you can buy these from any knife magazine...talk about overkill....oh, well not for HB Police..........they should charge whoever called!

I don' understand the problem here, why all the fuss. It was share day, and the boy brought in the most interesting item to share. I say the student who told the teacher was upset he was upstaged. Sour grapes.

Our society is becoming more and more stupid everyday. This is almost as ridiculous as when a 1st grader was suspended for pointing a chicken finger at his teacher. The boy was holding the chicken finger as if were a pistol.

Google it, that really happened.

I guess it wasn't show and tell day ;-)

What's the big deal? I used to take a rocket propelled grenade launcher to my pre-school.

It's always a lot of fun until someone loses limb....

To bad Wayne LaPierre was there to unsuccessfully disarm it.

That kid has a sight inferiority complex.

OCSd has a bomb squad.. are you kidding me. The dept is inept.


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