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Bullet found in Lynnfield High bathroom

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LYNNFIELD — Police are investigating the discovery of a bullet that was found on the floor in a Lynnfield High School bathroom on Wednesday afternoon. 

In a letter to parents the next day, Superintendent of Schools Kristen Vogel and high school Principal Robert Cleary assured the community that “there was never any threat to the school community (and that) this situation was resolved quickly due to appropriate and efficient information sharing.

“This investigation was successful because students heard something and told the LHS administration and the school resource officer,” the letter stated.

In a letter sent to parents on the day of the incident, a custodian found the bullet and immediately brought it to school administrators, who called the school resource officer and Police Department. 

They confirmed it was a bullet and determined that it “posed no immediate threat to the school or the school community (and) there was no other evidence to suggest a threat to the school.”

Trained Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) ballistic dogs conducted a search of the building that evening. On Thursday, students and staff were allowed into the building through the main-lobby entrance only. All other entrances were closed. 

The NEMLEC School Threat Assessment and Response System team, Lynnfield Police Department and Lynnfield Fire Department conducted a “controlled entry.” 

All students and staff were required to walk through metal detectors and all bags were searched prior to being allowed to enter the school. Students had been advised the day before not to bring backpacks to school. Students and staff were advised that morning of the “successful outcome and the importance of sharing information of concern with a trusted adult.”

“Please speak to your children about this incident and encourage them if they see something, to say something,” Cleary and Vogel said. “We encourage you to speak to your students about this incident and the importance of school safety. The safety of our school community is always of the utmost importance.” 

They urged anyone who has any additional information about the incident to contact the Lynnfield Police Department.

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