Bullets found on high school campus prompt three hour lock-down

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The lock-down started at 9:50 this morning and wasn’t lifted until 1:20 in the afternoon making it one of the longest lock-downs of the academic year.

Guam – Students of Simon Sanchez High School experienced nearly an entire day’s worth of a lock-down today after two .22 caliber bullets were found in one of the boy’s restrooms.

The lock-down started at 9:50 this morning and wasn’t lifted until 1:20 in the afternoon making it one of the longest lock-downs of the academic year.

According to Superintendent Jon Fernandez even the school employees conducted a search of the school “section by section.”

However, he could not confirm if student’s belongings were searched as well or if it was ever discovered who the bullets belonged to. Fernandez did confirm that only students’ pockets were searched.

It also wasn’t clear if the bullets were expended, or if gun shots were heard in addition to the bullets being found.

Deputy Superintendent Chris Anderson clarified late this afternoon that the student in question was not found in the restricted section, but rather was spotted walking out of his classroom holding the two bullets in his hand. When he was confronted by administrators, Anderson says the student claimed he found one bullet in the boy’s restroom and the other bullet in the nearby classroom.

Although the media wasn’t informed of the lock-down until it was nearly lifted, several concerned parents were already outside the gate of the Home of the Sharks by noon time today.

Deputy Superintendent Erika Cruz said students were fed and released by 2pm.