Florida second-grader takes grenade to class

Published On: Feb 12 2013 03:32:12 AM HST   Updated On: Feb 12 2013 03:34:47 AM HST

A Florida Panhandle elementary school called in a bomb squad after a second-grader brought a grenade for show-and-tell.

Walton County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Wendy Ammons said the bomb squad determined that the grenade wasn't live.

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The county's superintendent told the Northwest Florida Daily News that the Bay Elementary School student bought the grenade at a gun show with his parents over the weekend.

Superintendent Carlene Anderson said the boy's parents warned him not to take it to school, but he took it to class Monday anyway.

Anderson said a school resource officer found a hole in the bottom of the grenade but still thought it best to call in a bomb squad. All outside activities were stopped while authorities examined the device outside the school.

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