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Student Brings in a Real Grenade to School

Updated June 12, 2014
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You Won't Believe What He Brought to School

Do people not have any common sense anymore?  If you want to bring something to school for show-and-tell, bringing in a hand grenade is probably not a good idea.

The student, a 12-year-old boy, brought in the military relic during a show-and-tell for the 70th anniversary of D-Day. 

The school was immediately put in lockdown and a bomb squad was called in to examine the grenade.  The boy's mother, Lisa Miguel, of Stratford, was charged with risk of injury to a minor, reckless endangerment, and illegal possession of an explosive.

Miguel said the grenade was a gift from her father, a World War II veteran.  She thought thought the grenade was a dud, but investigators said it still had the pin in it. 

Simulator Grenade

Police say that even though the grenade was simulator used for training, it could still combust and cause injuries to people within a 20-foot radius.

Other parents of students at the school were shocked and scared to death over what could have happened.

Lisa Miguel

Miguel was released without bail, but is due in court next week to face a judge.

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