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Paige 2nd-grader brings 'hollowed out' grenades to school

Paige 2nd-grader brings 'hollowed out' grenades to school

'He wasn't threatening anyone'
Paige 2nd-grader brings 'hollowed out' grenades to school
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SCHENECTADY -- A Paige Elementary School second-grade student brought something to school Wednesday he wanted to show off: hallowed-out grenades.

They were "display items" from the student's home, and he thought they were cool, so he brought them to class inside his backpack, Schenectady City School District spokeswoman Karen Corona said.

"His teacher asked what was in his backpack, and he said, 'It's something from the Army that doesn't work anymore,'" Corona said.

The school principal conducted a "threat assessment" of the situation and determined there wasn't a need to call police, Corona said. The principal spoke to the student's mom, who said she understood the student should not have brought the items to school. Corona said school leaders were notifying parents about what had happened.

"He wasn't threatening anyone," Corona said. "This child had no intent to cause harm or use the object as a weapon."

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