Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

September 24, 2013

Police: Antique simulated hand grenade found on Elliott County middle-schooler

SANDY HOOK
CNHI News Service

ASHLAND — A middle school student in Elliott County was charged with a crime Monday after bringing what police said was an antique simulated hand grenade used for training purposes by the military to school.

The Kentucky State Police post at Morehead said it received a report about 10:45 a.m. from the Elliott County Board of Education regarding a possible explosive device at the district’s middle school. Board personnel were informed by staff at the middle school that the device had been found on a student, the KSP said.

Trooper Royce Collett responded to the school and determined the device was a non-explosive World War II-era training grenade.

No one was evacuated from the school and no one was injured as a result of the incident, the KSP said.

The student who had the grenade was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property. The KSP did not release the student’s age or gender, or say what grade the student was in.

The incident remains under investigation by Collett, the KSP said.