Police: 16-year-old NC student brings disarmed grenade to school

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Adam Riley Tadlock, 16, of Denver.

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.

Source: WSOC.