Deputies arrested a local high school student for having a disarmed grenade on campus last week.
Adam Riley Tadlock, 16, of the 4000 block of Summit Ridge Lane in Denver, was jailed under a $5,000 secured bond Friday and charged with one count of perpetrating a hoax using a false bomb, the Sheriff’s Office said.
A fellow student notified the assistant principals at North Lincoln High School around 8 a.m. about the weapon in Tadlock’s backpack, deputies said.
School Resource Deputy Stephen Edwards and school officials immediately located Tadlock in the hallway and asked him about the grenade; he complied, the release said.
The grenade was completely cleaned out and the pin removed.
In an unrelated incident, a Pumpkin Elementary School student brought a fake grenade to school early last month, forcing school officials to evacuate the building as a precaution.
The second-grader brought the device to school for “show and tell.” No charges were filed in the earlier incident.