Hi All:

I want to apprise you of a situation that was reported to us from Birchwood Bus N.  Late this afternoon, a parent contacted us to say that her son had found what appeared to be an unspent bullet on the bus.  Our Assistant Principal and Assistant Superintendent immediately met with the family and the student explained that he and some other students saw the bullet rolling around on the floor. The student picked this bullet up from the ground and presented it to his mother after arriving home.  There was not a great deal more to the story but we did call the police, file a report  and ask that the authorities take possession of the bullet.

The bus, which is part of our internal fleet and handles both elementary and high school runs, has been thoroughly searched by several individuals and there were no further items of concern found.  There is also no indication that there was ever a weapon of any sort associated with this bullet and there have been no incident reports of any kind generated from that route in recent days.  We have of course generated a full list of all riders, routes and stops for that bus and will be investigating in the hopes of finding some information relative to this situation.  Finally, the bus will be thoroughly checked for security and examined before and after each run during the coming week.

Again, there were no incidents of any type reported from the bus and no additional items of any nature found in the area.  However, we are taking the incident seriously and working to maintain safety and security for all involved.

We will share any additional information if and when it becomes available.

Dr. Bennardo