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Students evacuated in Miramar after grenade report

Authorities have removed an inactive hand grenade that a Miramar student apparently brought to school on Tuesday.

Students at Somerset East Preparatory Academy, 2000 S. State Road 7, were allowed back into the charter school early Tuesday afternoon after the Miramar Police bomb squad removed the device from the building, said police spokeswoman Tania Rues.

"The device was inactive, so there was no potential threat to the children," said Rues.

Detectives are interviewing the child who reportedly brought the grenade to school, she added.

Broward school authorities said the child was in fourth grade.

The charter school leases the building, which formerly housed a Catholic school, from the St. Stephen's Catholic Church, according to a spokeswoman from the Archdiocese of Miami.

A day earlier, authorities arrested a girl from Western Pines Middle School in Palm Beach County for allegedly bringing a handgun to school.

The eighth grader was taken to a juvenile detention center and expelled on Monday.

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