A 16-year-old North Lincoln High student was arrested after authorities say he brought a disarmed hand grenade to school.
Adam Riley Tadlock was charged with perpetrating a hoax using a false bomb, which is a misdemeanor. He was released from Lincoln County jail after posting $5,000 bond.
Assistant principals were informed by a 14-year-old student that Talock possessed a hand grenade, according to a statement by statement by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
The assistant principals contacted the school resource officer and the principal, who asked Tadlock to step outside. When he did, according to the statement, Tadlock “pulled out a hand grenade and stated ‘Is this about this.’ ”
The resource officer noticed that the pin had been removed from the grenade and the inside had been cleaned out.
No one was injured. It was unclear what, if any, disciplinary action the school would take against Tadlock.
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