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(News.com.au)   Girl bombs at show and tell after bringing grenade to school   (news.com.au ) divider line
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2007-09-15 11:12:02 PM  
I'm on the fence here, I want to applauded the girl and slap on a hero tag. As stupid as it was.
 
2007-09-15 11:12:30 PM  
A SCHOOL in northern France was evacuated yesterday after a nine-year-old girl took a World War II handgrenade to show to the class.

I blame it on the French.
 
2007-09-15 11:13:51 PM  
FTFA The teacher "immediately reacted, putting the weapon in a plastic bag, taking it to the courtyard and warning the school principal,'' Mr Roberti said.

Thank God she had a plastic bag handy. Just imagine the carnage if it had exploded outside a baggy.
 
2007-09-15 11:15:26 PM  
"Mr Roberti said the grenade did not explode when the pin was finally removed."

would he have said something if it had exploded?
 
2007-09-15 11:16:14 PM  
Al Zeimer: FTFA The teacher "immediately reacted, putting the weapon in a plastic bag, taking it to the courtyard and warning the school principal,' Mr Roberti said.

Thank God she had a plastic bag handy. Just imagine the carnage if it had exploded outside a baggy.


i lol'ed
 
2007-09-15 11:16:45 PM  
Soooooo freakin what? When did Americans turn into such puzzies?
 
2007-09-15 11:16:45 PM  
Be quiet! This thing hears us.
 
2007-09-15 11:17:54 PM  
spiro: Soooooo freakin what? When did Americans turn into such puzzies?

Someone didn't read the article.

-1
 
2007-09-15 11:18:17 PM  
spiro: Soooooo freakin what? When did Americans turn into such puzzies?

Read the article a little more closely
 
2007-09-15 11:18:28 PM  
spiro: Soooooo freakin what? When did Americans turn into such puzzies?

FAIL
 
2007-09-15 11:18:50 PM  
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2007-09-15 11:19:07 PM  
nobodyUwannaknow: "Mr Roberti said the grenade did not explode when the pin was finally removed."

would he have said something if it had exploded?


some splatter may have been heard
 
2007-09-15 11:21:00 PM  
StopArrestingMe
spiro: Soooooo freakin what? When did Americans turn into such puzzies?

Read the article a little more closely


Or even just the thread.
 
2007-09-15 11:21:20 PM  
France surrenders again... This time to a little girl...
 
2007-09-15 11:22:08 PM  
spiro: Soooooo freakin what? When did Americans turn into such puzzies?

Since they were French.

\Hand grenades are not a suitable children's toy.
\\Except in several former Soviet states
 
2007-09-15 11:23:44 PM  
Headline is misleading, smitty. I was expecting carnage, but all i got was a grenade safely neutralized by a pooper-scooper.

-1
 
2007-09-15 11:29:09 PM  
spiro: Soooooo freakin what? When did Americans turn into such puzzies?

If it was in merka the little terrist gurl woulda been dragged away in shackles
 
2007-09-15 11:33:27 PM  
spiro: Soooooo freakin what? When did Americans turn into such puzzies?

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2007-09-15 11:34:44 PM  
Well, it was an unusual object....in France
 
2007-09-15 11:34:55 PM  
Mr Roberti said the grenade did not explode when the pin was finally removed.

Man, I'd love to see the surprise on the french bomb squad's faces when they discover what removing the spoon does.
 
2007-09-15 11:36:06 PM  
nobodyUwannaknow: "Mr Roberti said the grenade did not explode when the pin was finally removed."

would he have said something if it had exploded?


They were worried about it exploding, so they removed the pin? I hope there was logic to that...

/DNRTFA
 
2007-09-15 11:36:46 PM  
She asked for an unusual object...she got an unusual object.

No harm no foul.
 
2007-09-15 11:46:13 PM  
The teacher "immediately reacted, putting the weapon in a plastic bag, taking it to the courtyard and warning the school principal,'' Mr Roberti said.

What the fark was the plastic bag supposed to accomplish?

/WWI-era grenade in my high-school's drama room.
//Deactivated, of course.
///We weren't complete idiots.
 
2007-09-15 11:49:40 PM  
kilgorn: Well, it was an unusual object....in France

WWII grenade? France? Unusual? Not really.
 
2007-09-15 11:49:57 PM  
Plastic bag to prevent removing incriminating fingerprints? Probably not hehe.
 
2007-09-15 11:52:58 PM  
"Mr Roberti said the grenade did not explode when the pin was finally removed."


When was the pin removed?

I don't remember that part of the story
 
2007-09-16 12:00:14 AM  
Al Zeimer: FTFA The teacher "immediately reacted, putting the weapon in a plastic bag, taking it to the courtyard and warning the school principal,' Mr Roberti said.

Thank God she had a plastic bag handy. Just imagine the carnage if it had exploded outside a baggy.


Plastic bag > than the body armor Rumsfeld wanted to give the troops.
 
2007-09-16 12:31:24 AM  
A long time ago, when I was in gradeschool, I did exactly the same thing. My dad was ex-military and worked in the defense industry, and among other artifacts he had a hollowed-out WWII fragmentation grenade. It was ultra cool, because you could flip off the handle and see the spring-loaded igniter hammer inside and all that, and you could unscrew the heavy iron fragmentation part off the bottom and see the fuse assembly. There was a hole in the bottom of the fragmentation part so you could clearly see it was totally empty.

Of course I told the teacher that it was inactive before I showed it. I was probably in fourth grade. Guess those days are over.
 
2007-09-16 12:47:55 AM  
TheTranceFan: A long time ago, when I was in gradeschool, I did exactly the same thing. My dad was ex-military and worked in the defense industry, and among other artifacts he had a hollowed-out WWII fragmentation grenade. It was ultra cool, because you could flip off the handle and see the spring-loaded igniter hammer inside and all that, and you could unscrew the heavy iron fragmentation part off the bottom and see the fuse assembly. There was a hole in the bottom of the fragmentation part so you could clearly see it was totally empty.

Of course I told the teacher that it was inactive before I showed it. I was probably in fourth grade. Guess those days are over.


Came here to say just about the same. I really wonder what would happen if I brought my drilled nade to school now.
 
2007-09-16 01:31:07 AM  
my brother took a hollowed grenade to show & tell in kindergadren back in 1985. didn't even have the fuse cap on it and the teacher still freaked out
 
2007-09-16 02:06:39 AM  
In related news, school girl conquers France. News at 11
 
2007-09-16 02:20:12 AM  
Did this girl speak German, too?

If she did, that would be so full of win.
 
2007-09-16 02:21:29 AM  
I used to love those hollow training grenades. I need to get a couple from the surplus store if they still have them.
 
2007-09-16 02:50:53 AM  
Yep, count me as another one to say that the plastic bag was a brilliant idea. Those French people are always swift thinkers.
 
2007-09-16 03:01:50 AM  
I'm gonna give the benefit of the doubt here and say plastic bag = don't let everyone see you carrying a grenade around and create a panic.

But, if it was a clear plastic bag as my low faith in humanity leads me to assume, then I'm with you guys.
 
2007-09-16 04:49:22 AM  
She's doing a bang up job there..
 
2007-09-16 05:34:33 AM  
you know, soldiers handle multiple grenades on a daily basis.

civilians collapse into a state of hysteria and require every fire truck and police officer in the surrounding area to show up to chuck a grenade.

'hurrah'

seriously, i'd just pull the pin and toss the shiat, its not hurting anybody. it would be cool, loud as hell. 'sigh'....i wish i had a grenade........
 
2007-09-16 08:24:36 AM  
TheTranceFan: A long time ago, when I was in gradeschool, I did exactly the same thing.

This, that, and during hunting season students would bring their bows/guns to school to show off to their friends and shop teachers. Ten years ago. A fairly large, suburban school that also server some outer rural areas.
 
2007-09-16 09:04:27 AM  
Whoops, I'm late...

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2007-09-16 09:57:37 AM  
The girl obliged, pulling a grenade her brother had found out of her bag.

I want to know where did her brother just find a grenade!?!
 
2007-09-16 11:35:49 AM  
slickiedoo
The girl obliged, pulling a grenade her brother had found out of her bag.

I want to know where did her brother just find a grenade!?!


Out of her bag.
 
2007-09-16 03:37:29 PM  
hahahaha! I hope the "Dumbass" is for the retards at the school. I guess Frenchies aren't familiar with those decommissioned grenades you can pick up for a few bucks at some odd stores.

And what the fark is putting it in a plastic bag going to do?
 
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