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Student with flash grenade at school arrested

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Devan James Foote (Source: Lexington County Detention Center) Devan James Foote (Source: Lexington County Detention Center)
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

A Swansea High School student was arrested Friday after he was found to be in possession of a flash grenade at school.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said Devan James Foote, 18, of Gaston has been charged with carrying a weapon on school property.

Investigators say Foote showed the inoperable flash bang grenade to another student, who then informed a school administrator about the device.

The school administrator removed Foote from a classroom and informed the school resource officer about the incident, deputies said. The school resource officer later arrested Foote.

The officer found no evidence that Foote brought the device to school in order to harm anyone or threaten to harm anyone, Metts said. It appears that Foote brought the flash bang grenade to school in order to show it off, according to the sheriff.

Lexington County School District Four officials have not determined yet what disciplinary action Foote might face.

Foote was being held on Friday at the Lexington County Detention Center while awaiting a bond hearing.

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