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Teacher finds grenade in high school science lab

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LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

Students and employees at Pelion High School were told to leave the building Friday afternoon after a teacher found a hand grenade in a science laboratory.

The Lexington County Sheriff's Department responded to the school and removed the grenade from school grounds.

A spokesperson with the sheriff's department said it appears the grenade, which was inside a military box, had been in the laboratory for some time.

School officials said deputies have determined that the device was a training grenade.

Students were outside for about an hour.

Emergency responders said there was never any danger to students or staff.

Deputies are continuing to investigate with school administrators why the grenade was in the laboratory.

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