Boy Brings Grenade To Show-And-Tell
Cape Cod School Evacuated
POSTED: 1:55 pm EDT April 9, 2008
UPDATED: 5:25 pm EDT April 9, 2008
BOSTON -- A Cape Cod school was evacuated Wednesday after an 8-year-old student brought a hand grenade to school for show-and-tell.
The boy, who attends the Ezra Baker School in Dennis, told his teacher that he had the grenade in his backpack. The teacher notified the school's principal, who called police.
About 400 students from pre-K through third grade were evacuated as a precaution. Officials said that the boy had a World War II grenade. Upon arrival of emergency personnel, it was discovered that the grenade was inert, the explosive charge and detonator were removed and a hole was cut in its bottom, police said.
The device was taken into custody by Dennis Police and later turned over to the state police bomb squad for disposal.
Students were sent home with a letter to parents reminding them to check their children's backpacks before they go to school.