Curt Schilling’s Son’s Toy Grenade Causes Scare at Logan

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling sits with his wife Shonda at Fenway Park.
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling sits with his wife Shonda at Fenway Park. –AP/Winslow Townson, File

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.

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.’’

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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.

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