HILLSBORO, Mo. (KMOV.com) - According to school officials, Hillsboro Senior High School was on lockdown Thursday morning after two .22 caliber rounds were found in the common area of the school.
"We decided in the best interest of the students we'd put the school in lockdown so we could continue to look through both school facilities, as well as backpacks and locker areas," said Dr. Aaron Cornman, superintendent for Hillsboro R-III schools.
Officials reported that students were in no danger and the school went into precautionary lockdown for student safety while officials conducted a search, which included all 2,500 of the school's lockers.
"We live in a community where we have children that hunt with their families, it's not the first time," said Hillsboro resident Tiffany Feeley of bullets being found in the school.
Last January, a bullet was found at the same high school. As in Thursday's incident, officials believe students mistakenly brought the ammo to school.
"I really believe a student was out, maybe plinking, shooting targets, had some shells in their pocket and came back and it fell out of their pocket," Dr. Cornman said.
The Jefferson County Sheriff assisted in the search, which did not result in the finding of a weapon or any additional ammo at the school.
School resumed after a complete search of the facility, according to Dr. Cornman.