Student Charged After Bringing Training Grenade to School

By: WSAZ News Staff; Andrew Colegrove Email
By: WSAZ News Staff; Andrew Colegrove Email

ELLIOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A student is facing charges after investigators say he brought a possible explosive device to school.

Kentucky State Police say they received a call from the Elliott County Board of Education in reference to a possible explosive device at Elliott County Middle School.

Investigators say a student brought a World War II training grenade to school.

The school was not evacuated, and no one was injured.

The student has been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property.

The school sent letters to parents home with students explaining what happened.

The middle school is connected to the elementary and high school.

Students say their classmates should understand why even a hint of a weapon in school is unacceptable.

"It's really bizarre that he would think it's ok to bring something like that to school,” senior Destiny Lewis said. “Toy or not, you don't do that."

Parent Carlene Gilley says she's grateful the school took the incident seriously.

"We've seen it at too many different schools,” Gilley said. “Anything could happen here, as well as anywhere else."

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