HCHS student suspended in grenade 'prank gone wrong'

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.

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