Bullet found in hallway of York Co. school

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on May 1, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 1 at 6:01 PM

YORK COUNTY - A bullet found in the hallway sent a York County school into lockdown for about two hours Wednesday.  

It was spotted around 10:00 a.m. by a faculty member at Queens Lake Middle School.

As a precaution, the building was placed in a modified lockdown while sheriff's deputies searched the building.

There were no threats made to the students or the building and no weapons were found on campus, said York Co. Schools spokeswoman Katherine Goff.

The lockdown was lifted just after noon.

In a phone message sent to parents, officials explained they "felt it was important to exercise an abundance of caution while investigating the initial discovery. Student and staff safety remains a top priority for QLMS and all York County schools."

PHONE MESSAGE TO PARENTS:
Shortly after 10 this morning, a faculty member discovered a single bullet in a hallway. The Sheriff’s Department was notified immediately and a joint investigation was launched. As a precautionary measure, the building was placed in a modified lockdown while deputies searched the building. There were no threats made to the students or the building and no weapons were found on campus. After a thorough investigation, the lockdown was lifted just after twelve today.
While I know that placing the school on lockdown may have caused concern, we felt it was important to exercise an abundance of caution while investigating the initial discovery. Student and staff safety remains a top priority for QLMS and all York County schools. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation, and if you have any questions please give me a call.

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