Grenade in a Tx Elementary school

Grenade in a Tx Elementary school

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by rodc13 View Post
    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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    Hey! This is no laughing matter!!

    Aren't grenades the weapon of choice for most criminals?
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    Hey seriously...it would probably not be to difficult for the Bad Guys to smuggle a truck load of grenades into the U.S. - They sure don't have any trouble bringing the dope in to feed to the crackhead losers.

    And the lib left anti gunners think handguns are bad?
    Wait until the terror cells that are (for sure) hidden & lurking in this country start lobbing the grenades around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodc13 View Post
    For our and and our children's safety, hand grenades must be outlawed . . . oh, wait, hand grenades ARE outlawed! This can't happen!
    "Well, obviously, the solution is more gun control...." (with no apologies to Sarah Brady!)

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    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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    I also understand that it was a 'high capacity' grenade...this is terrible!

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I also understand that it was a 'high capacity' grenade...this is terrible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    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.
    Grenade was inoperable.....
    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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