Police: Student brings bullet to Hazelwood Middle School

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 18 at 10:05 PM

HAZELWOOD, Mo. (KMOV) – A bullet was found at Hazelwood Middle School on Monday, just three days after 26 children were killed in the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

According to school officials, a student found the bullet in the sixth grade hallway.

Police were called to the school and spent several hours interviewing students and searching lockers.

It turns out another student brought the bullet to school and dropped it on the floor. But where he got it from is unclear. Now officials are weighing what changes need to be made in the district. 

"That’s what we’re trying to figure out," said Diana Gulotta with the Hazelwood School. "That’s what we’re trying to figure out.  If there are changes that need to take place we’ll look at making those changes.”

In fact, school officials had a meeting with local police officers Tuesday morning.

They’re reviewing the current safety procedures and looking at ways to make the schools more safe.

“And if there are some things we need to change, any recommendations they would give us, we can talk further and see what we need to do moving forward,” said Gulotta.

Police were at the school for a scheduled intruder drill on Tuesday morning. Hazelwood police are beefing things up by adding extra patrols to all area schools.

Right now, the district is the second largest in St. Louis County with more than 18, 000 students.

 

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