Fake grenade prompts evacuation of Taylorsville Elementary
TAYLORSVILLE — A student caused a brief evacuation of Taylorsville Elementary School after bringing a fake grenade to campus.
According to school officials, the student walked into the front office around 10 a.m. Tuesday and placed the mock grenade on a desk.
The student then said “happy grenade day.”
Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley says students were evacuated to a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building across the street.
Authorities examined the grenade and determined it was a fake.
Students and staff resumed classes about 30 minutes later.
Horsley says the student bought the grenade at a store over the weekend.
He did not say if the student will face any discipline or share any details such as his age and grade.
Today’s Top Stories
- Vivint Smart Home acquired for $2.8 billion by NRG Energy
- UDOT wants public comments for proposed Orem expansion
- Three toys recalled in U.S. for excessive lead paint
- Student loan forgiveness resolution on hold until 2023
- A 4-day workweek is working for Provo government
- Trump Organization convicted in executive tax dodge scheme
- Utah Tech student dies after falling from fifth-story balcony
- Suspected criminals on Zillow listing Utah homes for sale without homeowners’ knowledge
- Lawsuit against Arches National Park after incident resulting in the death of a woman
- Democratic Sen. Warnock wins Georgia runoff against Walker