A Glenwood High School student has taken responsibility for a bullet that was found in the school parking lot this (Thursday) morning, leading to a temporary lockdown of two schools.
The student told authorities that the small-caliber bullet belonged to him, and that he dumped it in the parking lot to avoid taking it into the school. The Ball-Chatham District says it will take appropriate disciplinary action, but cannot comment further because of student privacy rules.
Glenwood High and the adjacent elementary school were placed on “soft lockdown” as a precaution while police searched the grounds, but district officials say students were never in danger. The “all clear” was sounded after a couple of hours.
It's the second such incident involving the discovery of a bullet on school grounds in as many months. Glenwood Middle School was locked down temporarily in mid-December following a similar incident.