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Huntley High School student removed from school after bringing military memorabilia to class

Deactivated grenade, replica bullet brought to class as part of icebreaker

A Huntley High School student was removed from the campus Monday after bringing various military memorabilia to school as part of a back-to-school icebreaker activity meant to showcase students’ interests, Principal Marcus Belin said in a statement Monday afternoon.

The student brought in an inert, deactivated grenade and a historical replica bullet. The items did not pose a risk, but the student violated conduct expectations, Belin said.

The incident was brought to the attention of the administration and police department, which opened an investigation, confiscated the items and removed the student from the school, Belin said.

“The student’s intent was not to cause disruption or fear,” he said. “[The] Huntley Police Department [has] concluded that at no time did the objects pose a threat to school safety, but [they] are still investigating this incident. ... The matter will be dealt with in accordance with school district policy.”

Huntley police officials could not be reached for comment Monday afternoon.

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