A Stratford Academy student’s mother will appear in Superior Court this morning to face charges she allowed her son to bring a “simulator hand grenade” to share with the class earlier this month, which led to an emergency response by police and fire crews, WFSB TV reports.
Police charged Lisa Marie Migueli, 44, of Hollister Street, with risk of injury to a minor, first-degree reckless endangerment and illegal possession of an explosive.
Migueli told police her father had given her the grenade as a result of his military days, but told her it was a dud, the Connecticut Post reports.
Maureen DiDomenico, who is the school’s principal, sent a notice sent home to parents, she wrote the grenade was removed from the building. Classrooms that were adjacent to where the grenade was were evacuated to the auditorium.
The building was placed in “Stay Put,” which means staff and students remained in their class until they were directed it was safe to leave, the principal wrote.
The school is located at 719 Birdseye Street.
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