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Wayne Valley HS Sheltered After Resident Brings Found Grenade To Police HQ

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Wayne Valley High School Photo Credit: Gianna Volpe

WAYNE, N.J. -- A shelter-in-place was ordered for Wayne Valley High School early Monday after a resident brought a Japanese-style World War II grenade he'd found while cleaning out his basement over the weekend to police headquarters.

The man reported to the department Records Bureau around 9:15 a.m. that he had the grenade in the trunk of his car parked out in front of the municipal complex, Capt. Laurence W. Martin said.

Wayne police summoned the Passaic County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad, which rendered the device safe and removed it for disposal, the captain said.

"We consider them all explosive and live, so they are transported to a gun range and exploded safely," Martin told Daily Voice. "Many of these are souvenirs from soldiers that fought in WWII and were able to ship them home during their deployments," he said.

The shelter in place was lifted at 10:09 a.m.

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