A novelty grenade was discovered inside a lunchbox at PS 91 in Glendale last Thursday, sparking an evacuation of the elementary school.
The dummy weapon was discovered under the desk of a school safety officer around 11:30 a.m. and the school, located at 68-10 Central Ave. in Glendale, was evacuated as a precaution shortly afterwards, authorities said.
School staffers called 911 and the NYPD’s emergency services unit and bomb squad responded.
They confirmed the device was not dangerous and removed it from the school.
The approximately 830 students were brought to the Saint Pancras School at 68-20 Myrtle Ave. before being allowed back into their school around 1 p.m. when the structure was rendered safe.
It is unclear who brought the lunchbox containing novelty grenade into the school.
No students or staff members were injured in the incident and subsequent evacuation.