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Fake grenade prompts evacuation of Taylorsville Elementary

Taylorsville Elementary School. (Credit: Granite School District)

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.