School cleared over artillery shell
A primary school was evacuated after a pupil took an artillery shell to show and tell.
It is believed a year five student at St Margaret's Church of England primary school in the village of Bowers Gifford, Essex, took the 20cm (8-inch) artillery shell into class on Wednesday.
An email was sent to parents asking them to collect their children after the alert at about 1.30pm.
The device was taken to a nearby field while 250 pupils gathered at a safe distance. Army bomb disposal teams were called and decided the device posed no danger.
A spokesman for St Margaret's Church of England School said: "We take the safety and wellbeing of all students extremely seriously. We took the precaution of calling police community support officers and then followed their expert advice."