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Mother of 11-year-old boy arrested for giving him World War 2 grenade for school lesson

By Mason White 2:29 PM June 24, 2014
Lisa Miguel 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A mother of a young boy was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment after allegedly giving her son a World War 2 grenade for a school lesson, police in Connecticut said.

Stratford Police said that they arrested the mother of the 11-year-old boy after her son showed the grenade to his teacher during the World War 2 and D-Day lesson.

Lisa Miguel was charged with risk of injury to a minor, reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of an explosive. Miguel said that the grenade was given to her by her father in his military days and she kept it stored in a dresser for years.

She thought it would be a good idea for the school project of her son. When the child showed off the grenade to classmates and teachers on Friday, the school was placed on lockdown.

Students were evacuated to the back of the school and the school was cordoned off until the bomb squad arrived to determine whether the grenade was real or not. The child’s teacher admitted that the students had been studying World War 2, and had been asked to bring any items of their relatives from that time.