Inactive Grenade Brought to Show-and-Tell Prompts School Evacuation

Charles. H. Bullock School was evacuated Monday afternoon.

A Montclair elementary school was evacuated Monday afternoon after a student brought a relic grenade into class for show-and-tell.

Multiple agencies, including the Montclair police and fire departments as well as the Essex County Sheriff's Office Bomb Unit, responded to Charles. H. Bullock School at about 2:30 p.m. and determined the grenade was a "training/dummy device."

Principal Nami Kuwabara sent two emails to parents, a brief message at 3:10 p.m. to inform them the situation had been resolved and a longer note at 4:50 p.m. detailing what happened at the school, according to Barista Kids.

Teachers plan to discuss with students on Tuesday why the school was evacuated. Kuwabara asked parents to "reinforce the rules for not bringing toy guns, swords, bullets, military artifacts, etc. and anything that can be considered a weapon or a threat to the school," according to Barista Kids.


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