Skip to comments.Conn. Mom Arrested After Son Brings Grenade To Show-And-Tell
Posted on 06/10/2014 3:45:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway
The mother of a 12-year-old Connecticut boy has been arrested after police say her son brought a grenade to school for a show-and-tell related to 70th anniversary of D-Day
Lisa Miguel, of Stratford, was charged with risk of injury to a minor, reckless endangerment and illegal possession of an explosive.
Stratford Academy was placed on lockdown Friday. Students were sent to the back of the school. A bomb squad determined the grenade was a simulator used for training and still had the pin inside.
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Does that mean it wasn't actually a grenade, just a grenade-looking-thing?
My youngest son got a grenade - hollow plastic, but authentically green! - in a soldier Hallowe'en costume kit a couple of years ago.
I wish I could have been there to see the faces on the teachers and administrators.
Probably one quick look would tell anyone with common sense it was a training grenade. I used to play with them myself when I was a kid. What kind of idjits do we have running our schools?!
Next thing you know the kid will be selling powdered sugar.
So, what explosive did she have in her possession that would warrant charges of risk of injury to a minor, reckless endangerment and illegal possession of an explosive?
Inquiring minds want to know.
Some training grenades actually have a blasting cap inside. I hope it wasn’t one of those.
I have a couple of those around here somewhere - minus the arming mechanism.
“Does that mean it wasn’t actually a grenade, just a grenade-looking-thing?”
Should read the article before posting ....
“Inquiring minds want to know.”
Inquiring minds should read the article.
“Does that mean it wasn’t actually a grenade, just a grenade-looking-thing?”
When I was a kid, empty grenade shells were quite common. I remember having one back in the 50s.
So many things today are much ado about nothing.
Nobody was ever in danger. I think we used to take these to school all the time when I was a kid.
At one time these were sold at the Army Navy surplus stores.
I think now we sell all that surplus stuff to the terrorists in Syria.
I remember bringing realistic looking cap guns to school so we could play cowboys and Indians during lunch.
Those days are gone. Now you can't even say "Cowboys and Indians" and you'll get expelled if you even draw a picture of a gun.
It’s one thing for a 6 year old bringing a *toy* gun to school but a 12 year old bring something that even *looks* like a grenade is another.
So it might have gone Bang.
I think the school should get some points for mentioning the 70th anniversary of D-Day. It seems (from what my friends tell me) that most students don’t learn anything except the Holocaust, with an emphasis on the suffering of homosexuals, and that the atomic bomb was bad.
IIRC a simulator grenade is not the same thing as an inert or toy grenade. A simulator grenade has a charge that explodes and is akin to a giant fire cracker.
If I mentioned this to my teenagers, they’d be all over the place in a week. Buncha firebugs. My 17-year-old doused his forearms in rubbing alcohol and lit it.
Sorry, I'm a stickler for tradition.
A grenade simulator is a pryotechnic device which looks and sounds like a giant firecracker. It is used in training exercises to simulate combat explosions. A training grenade is essentially an inert grenade with the explosive charge removed. The fuse mechanism remains so that it activates in the same manner in order to give soldiers a sense of timing in pulling the pin, releasing the spoon, cooking off and throwing. These are typically used at the grenade range prior to using live grenades.
I hope that the mother employs a good attorney and sues the pants off of these idiots.
had one in my bug out bag.
that should keep the heads down for about an hour.
$5 bucks at Sportsmanguild.com
It sank in my boating accident.
Sure doesn’t sound like a “huge” firecracker. Maybe a little pop. That’s it. I can’t imagine getting hurt except maybe putting it in your mouth or the open end up to your eye.
So not very dangerous except with young school age children, which in this case qualifies.
But really no worst than a black cat. Really smaller than that. Just a little pop and a little smoke. Not great for a classroom though but it’s not a destructive device so I am not sure that it is against the law to own one (somebody smarter than me may say different).
“I hope that the mother employs a good attorney and sues the pants off of these idiots.”
The mother is the idiot for allowing a possibly dangerous device into the hands of children.
I bet these administrators’ heads would explode if a kid brought in candy cigarettes.
Candy joint OTOH would of course be OK.
I disagree, but feel free to hide under your desk.
Like a pencil, a bicycle, a car, a scooter, a knife, a fork, a ball, a rock ...
You're the one who called the cops the last time, right?
LOL, I appreciate your point, but that really wasn’t a great example.
Maybe if it was a FRIEND of your 17 year old...
OH, yeah, right, it was his friend. The one I don’t like!
Indeed. Wasn't aware of that. Thanks.
Read the article and NOWHERE does an official state that the device was indeed an explosive. If it is not an explosive then none of the charges are valid. Most devices such as this INDICATE they are trainers/simulators etc.
“So, what explosive did she have in her possession that would warrant charges of risk of injury to a minor, reckless endangerment and illegal possession of an explosive?
Inquiring minds want to know. “
In the new safer world you don’t actually have to have done something to be charged, it’s the thought that counts.
Yeah, it’s just a small blasting cap mechanically fired when the spoon is released. Just enough energy to set off the main charge after a few seconds of fuse burn.
A shoe, a staircase, a wall, a roof, a tree, a sidewalk, a sheet of paper ...
After all this, though, we’ve had no broken bones (other than my toes, totally my own fault), and one row of stitches, unfortunately right down the center of Frank’s forehead. (The wall.) Tom had an Urgent Care visit for a bicycle wreck, but his arm was only wrenched and bruised, not broken. He was able to do the Mile Swim a few days later.
State Police say simulator grenades can combust and cause injuries within a 20-foot radius.
One of my sisters walked under a teeter-totter when she was a child, and it came down on her head. Ouch! Only one of my siblings ever suffered a broken bone, and she was hit by a car.
Childhood is only safe for the young. No adult would survive it.
My first toy was a hand grenade. Dad told me it was a baseball.
“Now, Son, I’ll pull this piece of wire out of your baseball and throw you it to you. Remember, look it into your glove!”
He didn’t know I’d put superglue on it. Yeah, show me the old windup, Dad.
Most adults who aren’t under the influence of something are smart enough not to jump off the stair ledge because their brother told them they could fly.
At the age of three, I tried to jump out of a second story window at my grandmother’s house because I thought I could fly. According to my elder sister, she saved my life, but she’s always the heroine in her stories. :)
People get the government they deserve.
These fools are beyond ridiculous. We know it’s a serious offense for a kid to point his finger in school as if it were a gun.
Someone else mentioned a plastic Halloween costume grenade... I guarantee you if some kid showed up with one of those the fools would go just as ballistic as they have in this case. Might even arrest his mom for that, as well.
Honestly, I think kids should push this issue to the max to reveal just what a bunch of idiotic a$$holes are running our schools; i.e., kids should do the finger gun thing, yes, but also pretend to be throwing grenades, firing artillery, etc., at classmates and teachers.
Maybe even wave around an imaginary cowboy hat like Slim Pickens riding an H-bomb, running straight at the principal while you’re doing it, screaming ‘YEE-HAW’ at the top of your lungs as you close in on him. Would that be a more serious offense than a finger-gun? Seems to me it would have to be... So the yo-yo’s will have to get together with the nation’s top law professors to figure out exactly what should be the hierarchy of punishments for a whole range of politically incorrect make believe by eight-year olds.
” Just how dangerous? Enquiring minds want to know. TC “
Since the mother didn’t know, she is an idiot for allowing children to access it.
“Read the article and NOWHERE does an official state that the device was indeed an explosive. If it is not an explosive then none of the charges are valid. Most devices such as this INDICATE they are trainers/simulators etc.”
Your lack of expertise in military grenades is showing.
“After you pull the pin, Mr. Grenade is not your friend.”
“You’re the one who called the cops the last time, right?”
Your the one that doesn’t inspect the weapon when you are told ‘don’t worry, it’s not loaded ....”.