Grenade Prompts Lockdown At Huntington Beach Schools
HUNTINGTON BEACH (CBS) — Two schools in Huntington Beach were put on lockdown Wednesday morning after a student brought a grenade on campus.
According to police, a student brought what appears to be a World War II hand grenade to Ethel Dwyer Middle School, located at 1502 Palm Avenue. The device is supposed to be inert, however officials say it has been modified.
Police said the student was showing off the grenade to friends. The
bottom had been drilled out, but the student taped the bottom back on, making it look suspicious because it still had the pin in it, officials said.
Ethel Dwyer Junior High also shares a campus with Agnes L. Smith Elementary School . Both schools have been put on lockdown, but authorities expect to end the lockdown around noon.
Officials say the grenade has been put in an office away from students. The Orange County Sheriff Department Bomb Squad were sent to the school.
Officials at both schools have notified parents that a lockdown is place and are asking them not to pick up their children.