Australian student brings hand grenade to school

Last Updated: Wed, Dec 05, 2012 08:10 hrs

Sydney, Dec 5 (IANS) A school in Australia's New South Wales (NSW) was evacuated Wednesday after a student brought a hand grenade, the police said.

The students of the Hunter Christian School at Mayfield in Newcastle were taken to a nearby park, police said.

The school principal called police in the morning after it became known that the Year Five student had brought a grenade to the school.

Specialists from police and the Australian Defence Force were examining the World War II "pineapple" model grenade believed to be inert, reported Xinhua.

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