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Mom Arrested In School Grenade Case

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STRATFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The mother of an 11-year-old boy has been arrested after police say her son brought a grenade to school for show-and-tell related to World War II lessons.

Lisa Miguel was charged with risk of injury to a minor, reckless endangerment and illegal possession of an explosive.

Stratford Academy was placed on lockdown Friday and students were evacuated to the back of the school until a State Police bomb squad determined the grenade was a simulator used for training.

The 44-year-old Miguel did not immediately return a message seeking comment Tuesday. Police say she told them the grenade had been a gift from her father, a war veteran, who had told her it was a dud.

State Police said simulator grenades can combust and cause injuries within a 20-foot radius.

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