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Son's Show-and-Tell Gets His Mom Arrested

Item could have injured people.

A Stratford Academy student’s mother is under arrest after she allowed her son to bring a “simulator hand grenade” to share with the class Friday, which led to an emergency response by police and fire crews. The grenade could have injured people within a 20-foot radius of it, police told the Connecticut Post. 

Police charged Lisa Marie Migueli, 44, of Hollister Street, with risk of injury to a minor, first-degree reckless endangerment and illegal possession of an explosive. 

Migueli told police her father had given her the grenade as a result of his military days, but told her it was a dud, the Connecticut Post reports

Maureen DiDomenico, who is the school’s principal, sent a notice sent home to parents, she wrote the grenade was removed from the building. Classrooms that were adjacent to where the grenade was were evacuated to the auditorium. 

The building was placed in “Stay Put,” which means staff and students remained in their class until they were directed it was safe to leave, the principal wrote. 

“The authorities determined that the device was one used by the Army during simulations, similar in nature to a firecracker,” DiDomenico wrote. “The device was removed from the premises by the proper authorities. Please know that the safety of our students and staff is always of the utmost importance to us.” 

The school is located at 719 Birdseye Street. 

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Glenn E Grab June 16, 2014 at 02:14 PM
it was a fake
Glenn E Grab June 16, 2014 at 02:15 PM
I had one when I a kid
hochap June 17, 2014 at 12:36 AM
I think you are confusing a grenade shell without a charge and a simulator which has a charge and will produce a considerable explosion.They are used in training.
Keith Rayeski June 20, 2014 at 11:48 AM
I think YOU "hochap" are allowing yourself to be led down the liberal yellow brick road! There is NO report that this device WAS explosive or, was "detonated" and SURELY they would have reported THAT "news"!! This was an inert object capable of nothing more than holding papers down or a door open! But, "they" don't want to admit that because it does not fit their agenda!! YOU, on the other hand.....DO!

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