April 24th, 2007 10:50 AM
Grenade in a Tx Elementary school
WOW... from CNN tv, a Texas elementary school was just evacuated because a student brought a live hand grenade to school. Does this mean the ANti-Hand Grenade Lobbiests will ask for tighter Hand Grenade controls now? opps sarcasm sorry...
But it really is a crying shame that these things happen!
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April 24th, 2007 01:36 PM
For our and and our children's safety, hand grenades must be outlawed . . . oh, wait, hand grenades ARE outlawed! This can't happen!
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April 24th, 2007 01:59 PM
This would never have happened if this school was posted as a "Hand grenade free school zone"
We need some legislation quick!
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April 24th, 2007 03:14 PM
It was not live....it was just a shell with no fuse or ability to go boom.
The unit had a pin though which is what alarmed the authorities to call in their local bomb squad.
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April 24th, 2007 03:53 PM
They sell those things for paperweights. What a sad state of affairs we are now in.
I've always wanted one of those things too.
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April 24th, 2007 07:13 PM
At one time I had some of the WWII pineapple and some of the 70s era baseball shape practice grenades. I had about 20 or so of the caps that were use to make it go POP when you pulled the pin and threw it.
They were fun to pull out and let people who had never been in the military get a feel with. Over the years the caps were used up and I kept one each with the spoon on and the pin in as paper weights. During our move back to Alabama from New Orleans I gave them away rather than pack them. Now that this comes up I'll start missing them.
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April 24th, 2007 07:44 PM
April 24th, 2007 08:50 PM
Hey! This is no laughing matter!!
Aren't grenades the weapon of choice for most criminals?
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April 24th, 2007 10:01 PM
April 24th, 2007 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by rodc13
April 24th, 2007 10:15 PM
Whomever the adult was that provided access to that grenade is going to have a lot of explaining to do.
Elementary school. Still, you'd think any child above 7yrs or so should appreciate that something like that's a little inappropriate to bring to school. Wonder what his home life and schooling have been like, such that it doesn't cross his (or her) mind that it's verboten ... heck, or at least stupid and dangerous.
Friends don't let friends play with live grenades. Sort of a poor-man's corollary to Bilbo's old adage: never laugh at live dragons. Duh.
Another example of how: life will find a way. Around, over, under or through. It'll find a way. Even if that means death.
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April 24th, 2007 11:26 PM
I also understand that it was a 'high capacity' grenade...this is terrible!
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April 24th, 2007 11:54 PM
Did they ever decide if it was a live grenade or a dummy grenade?
Did the kid bring it for show and tell?
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April 25th, 2007 12:20 PM
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April 25th, 2007 04:07 PM
Grenade was inoperable.....
Originally Posted by ccw9mm
IMO, totally acceptable for a 7 yo boy to want to play with dummy grenades, toy guns, etc....
And just like iPods and other goodies, these will find their way to school occasionally....
(I remember taking a pocket knife to school and getting busted when I was about that age....)
That's where popping his butt and reminding him to leave the toys at home comes in, also checking the book bag before going out the door is not unheard for....
It's called "parenting", not rocket science.....
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