Three Stafford Springs schools were locked down after a bullet was found on a school bus.
STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT (WFSB) -
The lockdowns issued at three schools in Stafford Springs after a bullet was found on a school bus have been lifted, according to Connecticut State Police.
Around 8:30 a.m., state police said they received a call from the First Student School Bus Company in Stafford that a bullet was found by a bus driver who completed his runs and was conducting a final inspection of his bus.
State police immediately responded to the bus company as well at the high school, middle school, elementary school and St. Edward's School in Stafford.
The bullet was seized from the bus and all of the bus runs were documented as well as all of the students that would have been on board on Thursday morning.
State police troopers and a Connecticut State Police K-9 team went to all of the schools and conducted searches of each building. They also conducted interviews of all of the students on the bus at the time.
The student body at each of the schools were locked down as the searches were being conducted.
Parents were also notified of the unfolding situation via telephone messages.
While police searched, several parents waited in school parking lots.
"You can never take anything for granted and it's very scary," said parent Meredith Greene. "They're all inside and you hope all is OK."
Nothing was found during any of the searches and the lockdown was lifted by noon, state police said.
Some parents were angered by the discovery.
"You keep seeing these threats and things and I guess people want their fame," said unidentified parent.
A live, .22-caliber round was found at the Hazardville Memorial Elementary School Tuesday afternoon after the school day had ended. The Hazardville Memorial Elementary School was never placed in lockdown and no threat was ever issued.
"Where are these kids getting these bullets," asked parent Dawn Johnston of Stafford Springs. "If I had a gun in my house, it would be locked up. The gun and the bullets will be locked up and my kids would not know where the keys were. I just don't understand how kids are getting their hands on this stuff."
The incident at Stafford Springs remains under investigation and anyone with information about what took place is asked to call police.
Copyright 2013 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:10 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:10:01 GMT
The fiance of a 40-year-old man, who was shot and killed after trying to sell electronics off Craigslist in Hartford, speaks to Eyewitness News for the first time Tuesday. Felix DeJesus, of Cromwell, wasMore >
The girlfriend of a 40-year-old man, who was shot and killed after trying to sell electronics off Craigslist in Hartford, speaks to Eyewitness News for the first time Tuesday.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:58:27 GMT
A New York man was arrested for making threatening phone calls to the families of the victims of the Newtown school shooting and Connecticut lawmakers. On Dec. 14, 20 first graders and six adults wereMore >
A New York man was arrested for making threatening phone calls to the families of the victims of the Newtown school shooting and Connecticut lawmakers.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:34 PM EDT2013-05-22 16:34:39 GMT
ORLANDO, FL (RNN) – A man with possible ties to a Boston Marathon bombing suspect was shot and killed after the FBI interviewed him early Wednesday. The FBI confirmed a special agent fatally shot a manMore >
A news release from the FBI Boston division stated the shooting took place early Wednesday when Ibragim Todashev, the shooting victim, started a "violent confrontation."More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:40 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:40:27 GMT
A house fire in Ellington may have occured after it was struck by lightning Tuesday night. Few details were being released, but officials said the fire occured at 8 Zimmerman Way just before 8 p.m. ThereMore >
A house in Ellington may have been struck by lightning Tuesday night.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:26 PM EDT2013-05-22 00:26:23 GMT
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for the all of northern Connecticut until 9 p.m.National Weather Service officials said people should be on the lookout for threatening weather and to pay attentionMore >
Tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in Litchfield county Tuesday evening as severe weather moved into the state.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:03 PM EDT2013-05-21 22:03:06 GMT
A family spokesperson told Eyewitness News that the body of a missing Eastern Connecticut State University student was found dismembered. Alyssiah Wiley was last seen since April 20 when she said she wasMore >
A family spokesperson told Eyewitness News that the body of a missing Eastern Connecticut State University student was found dismembered.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,More >
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.More >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 5:23 AM EDT2013-05-22 09:23:52 GMT
Happy Saturday, Rain is on its way – as expected – but it will not hamper the entire weekend. Early this morning, there will be low clouds, fog and drizzle in many parts of Connecticut. This will haveMore >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 8:50 AM EDT2013-05-22 12:50:35 GMT
As emergency crews continue their desperate search for survivors in the wake of the devastating tornado that leveled most of Moore, OK, Channel 3 Eyewitness News is teaming up with the American Red CrossMore >
As emergency crews continue their desperate search for survivors in the wake of the devastating tornado that leveled most of Moore, OK, Channel 3 Eyewitness News is teaming up with the American Red Cross to hold a fundraiser for victims.More >