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Student brought bullet and grenade to elementary school

Published: 11:25 PM, 09/21/2012

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

PARROTTSVILLE-A 10-year-old student at Parrottsville Elementary School was sent to Juvenile Court after he allegedly brought a still intact bullet and an inactive, "relic" hand grenade to school, on Thursday, Sept. 20, according to Derrick Woods, administrative captain for the Cocke County Sheriff's Department.

Woods told The Newport Plain Talk that a call was made to central dispatch from a school official around 8:15 a.m. about a student who brought a "relic" metallic-colored hand grenade and a still intact, four- to five-inch long bullet that is one-inch in diameter, to the Parrottsville school.

Woods said that there "was nothing unsafe" about the hand grenade, but that the bullet "had to be safely handled" by law enforcement officers.

In response to the discovery of the two items, school officials, including Principal Dr. Robert Vick, took the two items out of the school, to a field behind it, and waited for law enforcement, Woods stated.

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