Ohio school cleared over show & tell grenade

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Officials say they evacuated an Akron, Ohio, elementary school when a kindergartner brought what looked like a hand grenade for show and tell.

Principal Karen Gegick (JEE'-jihk) at Seiberling (SY'-bur-ling) Elementary says children have to guess what classmates bring in. The boy gave a clue Friday that his item was something that blows things up.

The teacher looked in his book bag and wasn't sure if what she was a real grenade or a toy.

District spokeswoman Karen Ingraham says the school's nearly 500 students were sent outside for what they thought was a fire drill. She says a bomb squad arrived and discovered the object was a dummy grenade sold at a surplus store.

The students returned to class several minutes later.


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