A Cocke County elementary school student caused a bit of stir Thursday morning when he showed off a disabled hand grenade and a bullet to his classmates.
According to Casey Kelly, the Safety Supervisor with Cocke County Schools, the 10-year-old is a student at Parrottsville Elementary School.
He brought the de-militarized hand grenade and .50 cal round to school to show his friends. Several students saw them on the bus, and told teachers, who informed the principal.
The grenade was not dangerous-- it had been drilled and the internal components removed. However, for safety's sake, the principal removed the items from the school before classes even started and put them in a nearby field until investigators arrived. The school was not evacuated and Kelley emphasizes that no students were ever in danger.
Kelley says the grenade was a gift from the boy's grandfather.
The school does have a zero-tolerance policy, however, Kelley says officials weren't sure yet if the grenade violated the policy.