Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Hand grenade at show and tell sparks school emergency

Police surround a school in Australia's Newcastle, as a typical day for students is turned upside down. Earlier in the day, an 11-year-old-girl brought a hand grenade into class thinking it was a money box. After presenting it at show and tell, a teacher raised the alarm and the school was evacuated. SOUNDBITE: SCHOOL PRINCIPLE OF HUNTER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, BOYD ALLEN SAYING (English): "One of our students brought innocently to school what she thought was a money box, in the shape of a grenade. She showed it to the teacher when she arrived at school, the teacher has been understandably alarmed because it just didn't look like a money box that he thought might have actually looked like a grenade." Local media say the device resembles a World War Two "pineapple"-shaped grenade, which is reportedly inactive. SOUNDBITE: POLICE DUTY OFFICER GERARD LAWSON SAYING (English): "We've had it appraised by our local bomb techs (technicians) who have sent some photos off to the department of defence who are concerned enough to actually send people from Sydney to come and take possession of the item." Classes did not resume after the evacuation and students were sent home.

© DailyMotion -

Comment on this article!
To post a comment, we encourage you to become a member of® or log in if you are already a member. You can still post your commentwithout registering, but you will need to fill your personal information each time.

Become a member (free)   |   Log in

Postings are subject to the terms and conditions of®. Before submitting your message , you must read the Terms and conditions of® and agree to them by checking the box below.
Your name:
  I have read and agree to the Terms and conditions of®.
Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter