A Grace Christian School student magnet fishing at a creek east of Vass Monday reeled in a rusted frag grenade with the firing pin missing, according to the Crains Creek Fire Department.
A team of Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians from Fort Bragg, who detonated the grenade in the woods upon arrival. Traffic was shut off at Morrison Bridge Road and Riverview Drive, about 25 miles south of Sanford, until the area was deemed safe.
The student was identified as 9-year-old Kolton Decker, according to a story from The Pilot in Southern Pines. The Pilot reported Decker was testing out a magnet fishing kit he received for Christmas when he discovered the grenade.
In addition to the bomb squad and Crains Creek Fire Department, emergency personnel from Moore County and Fort Bragg responded to the scene. No injuries were reported.