Programming Note: Listen to the first Presidential debate Monday night 9-11pm on WTIC NewsTalk 1080 and wtic.com.

Student Brought Shell Casings To Bethel Middle School, ‘No Threat’

Bethel Middle school was put into a modified lockdown this morning, after shell casings from a 22-caliber firearm were found outside a cafeteria door.

In a written statement Superintendent Kevin Smith said a student brought the shell casings to school, and there was no evidence of a credible threat.

The lockdown was lifted about 11:15 in the morning.

Police with a dog, and school officials searched the school.  Students in the cafeteria were questioned.

Education officials say all students are safe.

The superintendent sent a message to parents explaining the situation, and saying “In the wake of the Newtown Massacre, our world has changed. Providing a safe school climate is paramount.”

Smith asked parents to “be cognizant of the kinds of things students bring in backpacks or pockets.  Shell casings were clearly inappropriate.”

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Connecticut

Win Red Sox Tickets All Season
The Latest UConn News

Listen Live