Mid Wales

Newtown High School pupil takes grenade to show friends

Army experts had to retrieve a suspected second world war hand grenade after a pupil took it to a Powys school to show friends.

Dyfed Powys Police were also called to Newtown High School on Thursday.

The deputy-head teacher, Steve Waldron, said there was no danger and the grenade was "out on the school fields" when staff became aware of its presence.

None of the 870 pupils at the school needed to be evacuated, he added.

Police confirmed the grenade had been found and that a cordon was place around the school grounds until the device was taken away for disposal.

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