Derby High School evacuated after grenade discovered
Derby High School was evacuated late Wednesday afternoon after a grenade was discovered at the school.
A Derby school spokesperson said a student reported seeing an image on social media of another student having a grenade at school. An investigation started and the student with the grenade told authorities the device was not live.
The Wichita bomb squad was called in. Officers determined the grenade was not live and there was no threat to students.
Students were allowed to go back inside the school to collect their personal items.
The school released a statement regarding the incident that you can read below.
At approximately 2:35 PM today, a student reported seeing an image on Snapchat of another student having a grenade at Derby High School. This was immediately investigated and the student in question shared that the device in the image was not live. The Derby Police Department was notified and the Wichita Police bomb squad was brought in. Police advised the school to be evacuated while they ensured there was no active threat. Police have determined that this was not a live item or threat. Because of this, students were allowed to re-enter the building to gather their personal items.
We appreciate the diligent student who reported seeing an alarming image as well as the immediate response of our school staff and police department. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we worked through this unexpected end to the school day.