Curt Schilling has had a busy few days. Fresh off an anti-science Twitter spree that resulted in ESPN suspending baseball insider Keith Law for defending evolution, the former Red Sox star and his family created a bit of panic at Logan Airport after his son’s toy grenade caused a bomb scare.
On Saturday morning, Schilling took to Twitter and Facebook to tell how his son’s weapon-like plaything caused disruption at the airport, bringing in the bomb squad.
Start your day with this. Going through airport security. Son says "DAD! I think I lefts fake grenade in my bag" Belt stops, 15m later.....— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) November 22, 2014
Bomb squad arrives...— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) November 22, 2014
But not until 15 TSA agents are on their walkie talkies. Police show up and everyone in line is shoed 50 yards away. Police, TSA could not..— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) November 22, 2014
Have been cooler once they realized what was happening.— Curt Schilling (@gehrig38) November 22, 2014
Schilling’s son Grant, born in 1999, was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome when he was six years old, as Schilling and his wife Shonda discussed in their book “The Best Kind of Different: Our Family’s Journey with Asperger’s Syndrome.’’
A spokesperson for Massport, which oversees Logan, confirmed there was a Schilling-caused disruption at the airport due to the toy grenade. It did not cause any delays, NECN reports.
A TSA spokesperson confirmed that “replica explosives’’ are not allowed in luggage.