Bullet found in Connecticut elementary school prompts increased security

Raquel Erhard – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Enfield, CT, United States (4E) – A live bullet was found Tuesday in an elementary school in Enfield, Connecticut that immediately resulted to extra security for precaution Wednesday.

According to authorities, a custodian at the Hazardville Memorial Elementary School discovered a live .22-caliber round in the hallway around 3 p.m. that caused an increased security presence during the school’s dismissal.

School officials called police, and assisted by the Connecticut State Police, they searched the building Tuesday night for any other suspicious items.

WFSB reported that Enfield Police Captain Jeff Golden said they requested the assistance of the Connecticut State Police bomb squad to walk through the school as a precaution to see if there was any other ammunition or weapons at the school and they found nothing.

Officials said the backpacks of all students were searched, but nothing suspicious was found and a notice was sent out to parents about the incident.

School officials claimed no lockdown was issued and no threats were made against the school.

Police told Eyewitness News that officers would be checking the school randomly as a precaution Wednesday.

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