Students in the middle of an exam at Mons University evacuated due to a grenade on Wednesday
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    Students in the middle of an exam at Mons University evacuated due to a grenade on Wednesday

    The discovery of a grenade late on Wednesday morning led to Mons police evacuating a building where students were sitting exams. It was found on the construction site of a car park at the back of the Warocqué faculty. The incident was swiftly dealt with by the bomb squad. Mons police, who were present at the scene, evacuated around 200 people from the area, including students in the middle of an exam. “The grenade was found in a non-registered septic tank in a car park under renovation, at the back of the faculty”, says the UMons spokesman.

    This confirmed information released by the RTBF. “The area was evacuated, and staff and students were taken to a nearby park. Some oral exams were able to take place there. The Heverlee bomb squad was at the scene for 30 minutes. The grenade was discovered after waste was pumped out of the septic tank”.

    Everything went back to normal at the beginning of the afternoon, and University staff and students were able to return to their classrooms. The University said that special disposition will be given to students whose memory and concentration may have been affected by the incident. It is not yet known where the grenade came from. 

    Maria Novak (Source: Belga)