Bullet found in Simon Sanchez main office believed to send malicious message

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“We don’t have any hard evidence that that’s the case, but I strongly believe that’s probably case,” Anderson said.

Guam – Bullets were found in two separate high schools sparking an immediate lock-down for one school and a risk assessment search for the other.

A total of five bullets were found at George Washington High School early this afternoon. The Guam Department of Education’s Deputy Superintendent Chris Anderson says the Guam Police Department was contacted, but no need for a lock-down was determined.

Meanwhile over at Simon Sanchez High School, only one bullet was found in the main office, but Anderson says it was enough to cause concern.

“According to [Simon Sanchez High School Principal] Ms. Masnayon, they really believe the bullet was placed there sometime today. They don’t know if it was by a student. They were confident that they would have seen it early in the morning or they would’ve seen it in the previous days if it was there [earlier],” he said.

When asked if he believed the intent of the one bullet seemed malicious, Anderson said the situation seems likely.

“We don’t have any hard evidence that that’s the case, but I strongly believe that’s probably case. Again, that’s just been our experience. When students see the effect of some type of action that a student commits and if it has a big impact in terms of the school day, there’s a good chance that that kind of behavior will be replicated whether it’s the same school or a different kind of school,” he said.

This is now the fourth lock-down of the academic year.