East Noble student throws fake grenade into classroom

File photo - East Noble High School

KENDALLVILLE, Ind. (WANE) – East Noble High School officials said a student is facing a felony charge after he threw a replica grenade into a classroom that Kendallville’s mayor was visiting on Wednesday morning.

According to WANE’s partner in news, KPC, the 17-year-old student tossed the fake grenade into the classroom just as Mayor Suzanne Handshoe was getting ready to talk the class.  Witnesses said the teacher made the boy come back and pick it up.

Police questioned the student, along with two other boys who may have been involved. KPC reports all three juveniles were released to the custody of their parents after police consulted with the Noble County Prosecutor’s office and the Noble County Juvenile Probation Department.

If the 17-year-old is convicted of the felony charge, he could face six months to three years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

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