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    Quick, get down, its a ..... safe grenade

    Bomb scare at school after pupil brings in hand grenade - Yahoo! News UK

    Blimey, evacuate a school for 2 hours and then blow up a hand grenade that posed no threat, PC gone wrong

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    Whatever next, controlled explosions to rid the world of pencils because the carbon in the "lead" has yet to be arranged in the same fashion as parts of a gun.

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    Really don't get why they blew it up. The bomb disposal people already determined that it had been deactivated.

    Its kinda like shooting a dead body. Why?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    Bomb scare at school after pupil brings in hand grenade - Yahoo! News UK

    Blimey, evacuate a school for 2 hours and then blow up a hand grenade that posed no threat, PC gone wrong
    And the school were meant to know it was safe how? I agree blowing it up afterwards is daft but the intial action makes sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Its kinda like shooting a dead body. Why?!
    Zombies....

    Rule 2: Doubletap

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    Wow... First kids have knives, then they get guns, now grenades.

    What next, tactical air strikes?

    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Really don't get why they blew it up. The bomb disposal people already determined that it had been deactivated.

    Its kinda like shooting a dead body. Why?!
    deactivated =/= safe

    IIRC, deactivated just means pulling the pin out won't blow it up. It's still explosive though. One good whack would have levelled the school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    IIRC, deactivated just means pulling the pin out won't blow it up. It's still explosive though. One good whack would have levelled the school.
    The grenade may not have been safe but it would take a very large grenade to level a school!

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    deactivated =/= safe

    IIRC, deactivated just means pulling the pin out won't blow it up. It's still explosive though. One good whack would have levelled the school.
    A grenade is basically a chunk of metal with a space in the middle for explosives and a detonator. The pattern is designed to make the body disintigrate into small chunks of metal. Without the middle section it is totally harmless, unless you hit some one with it. A grenade is designed mainly to maim someone or kill. Maiming generally puts 3 people out of action, the victim and 2 people to care for him. It also has a psychological effect on the rest of the group. It would not level a building but would take some large chunks out of it.

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    WW1 geek hat on : the grenade would have likely been a Mills bomb if it was a WW1 British grenade. More lethal as a fragmentation device rather than an explosive device.

    Originals had a 7 second fuse. Plenty of time for the teacher to jump on top of the offending device and take a hit for the team (as per William McFadzean VC, 1st July 1916).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdoyle View Post
    WW1 geek hat on : the grenade would have likely been a Mills bomb if it was a WW1 British grenade. More lethal as a fragmentation device rather than an explosive device.

    Originals had a 7 second fuse. Plenty of time for the teacher to jump on top of the offending device and take a hit for the team (as per William McFadzean VC, 1st July 1916).
    Surely they'd have rung for IT support to dive on it for them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcollings View Post
    Surely they'd have rung for IT support to dive on it for them?
    That made me chuckle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcollings View Post
    Surely they'd have rung for IT support to dive on it for them?
    would have rung IT first for advice on how to pull the pin out......

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    where's bruno mars when you need him?!!?



    Quote Originally Posted by jcollings View Post
    Surely they'd have rung for IT support to dive on it for them?
    dont be so stupid. like you'd get a call to say come jump on a grenade. it'd be closer to
    "erm theres a small explodey thing sat in my room and its not kabooming, can you see whats wrong"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdoyle View Post
    would have rung IT first for advice on how to pull the pin out......
    Ah you see I find the staff are experts at randomly pulling things out - just not so good at putting them back in.

    (Now I read that back it sounds worse than I imagined!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmas View Post
    The grenade may not have been safe but it would take a very large grenade to level a school!
    Over exaggeration is my forté.

    Also, buildings here are pretty badly made.

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