Local

Hollowed-Out Grenade Prompts Evacuation Of St. Paul School

View Comments

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Pet Of The Week: Marie, A Chihuahua Mix
  2. More Holiday Photos From 'WCCO This Morning' Viewers
  3. 4 Things To Know For Dec. 19, 2014
  4. Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir Performs Live
  5. WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Place To See Santa In MN

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — A St. Paul community school was evacuated Friday morning after a hollowed-out grenade was found in a student’s backpack, according to district officials.

Police were called to Heights Community School on the city’s east side just after 11 a.m.

Heights is part of the St. Paul Public School district, and serves students from prekindergarten through fifth grade.

The district enacted emergency procedures and evacuated all 550 students from the building and into buses outside.

Police say the grenade was hollowed out and was not a threat, and the student who brought it also knew it was safe.

District policy, however, still considers it a weapon, and the student could face expulsion.

Students returned to the building within 30 minutes of the evacuation.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,381 other followers