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14th Oct 2021

UK school evacuated after pupil brings in hand grenade to history lesson

Danny Jones

School evacuated after kid brings in hand grenade

The explosive situation was defused quickly

A school in Chesterfield has been evacuated after a student brought an old hand grenade into a history lesson, according to police.

As per the BBC, police officers were called to Parkside Community School in Chesterfield, Derbyshire at around 11:00am on Wednesday (October 13) after teachers and staff were alerted to the explosive.

Following the report, both students and staff were ordered to clear the area while a military bomb disposal team was contacted to asses the severity of the situation.

Fortunately for all involved, the grenade was examined and the team confirmed that the weapon had been decommissioned.

Media outlets have reached out to the school for a comment but there has been no response as yet.

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