Student brings training grenade to elementary school

ROCHESTER, Vt. (WCAX) A scare at a Vermont elementary school when a student brought in what appeared to be a hand grenade.

The principal of Rochester Elementary School called the Vermont state police who sent in the bomb squad.

It looked real, but the bomb squad found it was an inert training grenade that could not blow up.

School leaders didn't know that at the time, so they moved all the students to a safe part of the building while the police got rid of the device.

The school says there were no threats made in connection with the grenade, and because of the age of the student, the school is handling the case.

No charges have been filed against the student.