This could have been much more horrible — just be grateful that no curious little fingers felt compelled to pull on that enticing metal ring…
I realize that this is not a proven instance of cultural enrichment, but it occurred in the overwhelmingly immigrant Nørrebro neighborhood of Copenhagen, where the city’s first (Iranian-financed) mosque is being built.
Besides, how likely do you think it is that “persons of Danish background” left a hand grenade lying around a playground?
According to The Copenhagen Post:
Teachers and police stunned by young boy finding a live hand grenade in a kindergarten sandbox- - - - - - - - -
Police are hunting the culprits who left a hand grenade in a sandbox at Asgård kindergarten in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen.
The kindergarten was evacuated and the bomb disposal squad called after a little boy handed over a live grenade to staff members yesterday afternoon.
Police have contacted explosive experts from the Defence Forces to help identify the type of grenade, as well as technical evidence to show where it came from and who may have left it in the playground.
The kindergarten accommodates 42 nursery school children and 69 kindergarten students.
Police currently have no suspects in the case.
‘We’re talking about a live grenade. It’s a very serious case and it doesn’t take much to imagine that this could have ended very tragically if this kind of grenade had gone off in a playground,’ said Gunnar Nørager of the Copenhagen Police to Berlingske Tidende newspaper.
Police searched the area last night to ensure that no further explosive devices were left in the vicinity.
A city council representative met kindergarten employees and worried parents this morning to advise them of the situation and said while the situation was being treated seriously, there was no need to cause unnecessary fear among parents and children.
For a complete listing of previous enrichment news, see The Cultural Enrichment Archives.
Hat tip: TB.