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Montclair, N.J. School Evacuated After Student Brings Dummy Grenade

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MONTCLAIR, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — An elementary school in Montclair, N.J. was evacuated Monday afternoon, after a student brought a relic grenade into the building.

Montclair police told CBS 2 the inert grenade was found inside the Charles H. Bullock School, at 55 Washington St. in Montclair.

School principal Nami Kuwabara issued a letter to parents following the incident, explaining that students had been evacuated at 2:30 p.m.

A teacher had brought the relic grenade to Kuwabara’s office after a student brought it to the school, the letter said. Kuwabara notified police, who ordered school officials to evacuate the building.

Following investigation, Kuwabara wrote, “the bomb squad determined that it was a ‘training/dummy device,’ securely removed it from the building and gave us the all clear to come back in to prepare for dismissal.”

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Students and staff responded quickly to orders to evacuate, Kuwabara wrote.