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Taylorsville Elementary School was briefly evacuated Tuesday after a student brought a suspicious device to school.

TAYLORSVILLE — Taylorsville Elementary School was briefly evacuated Tuesday after a student brought a suspicious device to school.

The device turned out to be a "training/facsimile grenade," said Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley.

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A first-grade student brought the device to school, 2010 Mantle Ave., Tuesday morning. It was not immediately known where the student got the fake grenade.

A teacher was alerted after the boy pulled out the device in class and showed it to a few friends, Horsley said.

After the situation was brought to the attention of a school secretary, the building was evacuated for about 20 minutes, Horsley said. He said about 500 students and faculty members were taken across the street to a church to stay warm while Unified firefighters cleared the building and determined the device was harmless.