Police: 16-year-old NC student brings disarmed grenade to school
LINCOLNTON, N.C. — A 16-year-old North Carolina high school student is accused of bringing a disarmed hand grenade to school Friday in Lincolnton.
WSOC reported that Adam Riley Tadlock, 16, of Denver, brought a grenade to North Lincoln High School in his backpack.
School officials said the inside of the weapon had been cleaned out and it did not have a pin. Authorities did not say where he got the item.
The school resource deputy said he was called after a 14-year-old said she saw the grenade.
Tadlock was reportedly taken to the magistrate’s office and charged with one misdemeanor count of perpetrating a hoax using a false bomb.
He was released from the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center where he was placed under a $5,000 secured bond.