Staff members find bullet at Oneida City school

A staff member in the Oneida City School District found a bullet on a bus, at Otto Shortell Middle School Wednesday.

Posted: Jan 17, 2018 9:00 PM
Updated: Jan 17, 2018 9:37 PM

WAMPSVILLE, NY -- A staff member in the Oneida City School District found a bullet on a bus, at Otto Shortell Middle School Wednesday.

According to Superintendent Mary-Margaret Zehr, administration was immediately notified about the bullet and law enforcement was contacted.

Madison County Sheriff’s Dept. conducted a sweep of the school. From the investigation, officials found that the bullet was brought to school by a student.

Following the investigation, the building was deemed safe by the Madison County Sheriff’s Dept.

A letter informing parents and guardians of the incident was posted to the school district’s Facebook page. That full statement is below:

Dear Parents and Guardians:

I am writing to inform you that this morning, a bullet was discovered on a bus at the Otto Shortell Middle School. The bullet was found by a staff member.

Administration was immediately notified, who in turn, contacted law enforcement and began an investigation. A sweep of the school was conducted by the Madison County Sheriff's Department. Additionally, the investigation determined that a student brought one bullet in question to school. Upon conclusion of the search and investigation, the building was deemed safe by the Madison County Sheriff's department.

We would like to thank all agencies involved with their efforts during this situation. As always, safety is a top priority within all of our schools and buildings in the Oneida City School District.

Sincerely,
Mary-Margaret Zehr
Superintendent of Schools
Oneida City School District

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