Aug. 29– A Hardin County High School junior was suspended today for the rest of the semester for tricking his younger brother into bringing an empty grenade to school Wednesday.
Initially described as a “toy” by a school official, the device is actually made of heavy metal and would be more properly termed a “replica,” according to Savannah police.
“It was a prank gone wrong between brothers,” said Hardin County Director of Schools Michael Davis.
He said the freshman student with the device discovered it in his belongings and notified a teacher. A school resource officer then immediately carried it to a remote area of the parking lot.
The ninth grader “did what we want any child to do” by turning in the device, he said.