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Bullets Found at Lakewood High School

Superintendent: “There have been no threats made relating the students, staff or school.”

Two unused, .22-caliber bullets were found last week at Lakewood High School.

One of them was found in a hallway while students were in class, and the other in a classroom after school let out on Thursday.

The bullets were turned over to the Lakewood Police Department for investigation. 

With the TV stations calling and Twitter buzzing with the news, Superintendent Jeff Patterson released a statement about the incident. 

“There have been no threats made relating the students, staff or school,” he said. “Please be assured that the district puts your student's safety as our top priority. We will update you when any significant developments in the investigation occur.”

Police and high school's security director reviewed the security film, but it didn’t immediately turn up any clues.

"But they’re continuing to review the tape," said Christine Gordillo, the spokeswoman for the Lakewood City Schools.

She noted that the students and staff are on "heightened alert," listening to "chatter" and tracking down leads to try to solve the case.

“We are putting a high-priority on keeping our schools safe," she said.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the police at 216-529-6773.

John Kopecky February 11, 2013 at 06:54 PM
While this obviously needs to be investigated, I caution people overreacting. I've literally gone to a shooting range, gotten home, and found a .22LR bullet stuck in the tread of my shoes, only to find them several days later. They are very small. Literally they are .22"x1.0" While this should be investigated, to make sure there isn't something else going on, this incident by itself isn't very frightening.
jade February 11, 2013 at 10:12 PM
lakewood needs better security in all of its school period.
Steve February 12, 2013 at 12:34 AM
Please let me know when you find the smoking gun, not the ammo...
Charlene Hall February 12, 2013 at 12:48 PM
The security at Lakewood High School is useless when our children are crossing the streets every 40 minutes or so, if someone wanted to harm our children they wouldn't have to enter the school, the children are roaming the streets in front of the school, not to mention the fact that the doors cannot be locked on the school for this very reason, why is it that the newest part of the school building was remodeled first and now it has been years with these mods, and will be years until the oldest part of the building will be done, my daughter will graduate long before the construction will be done.
c February 12, 2013 at 05:54 PM
im just annoyed that they didnt bother telling any of the students what was going on. they never do anyway (like on 12/21/12 when they had police officers at the school and no one knew if there was actually threats or w/e) great going, LHS admins

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