BLASDELL, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Frontier Central School District shared a message with parents and guardians of Blasdell Elementary students on Thursday, saying a bullet was found during a routine cleaning.
According to a letter obtained by News 4 from school principal Shannon Thurston, the bullet, a .22 caliber long-round, was found on the floor of the art classroom earlier this week.
“Law enforcement was contacted, a thorough investigation was completed and there were no concerns for student safety,” the letter said.
Friday afternoon, the Frontier school district superintendent released the following statement:
“This was handled in a professional manner and the proper procedures were followed. I and the Board of Education consider the safety of our students as our top priority.”Christopher J. Swiatek, Superintendent of the Frontier Central School District.
According to the district, they have taken “significant steps” to address student safety in the past year by installing entry-proof glass to its buildings, assigning safety resource officers, and installing over 400 security cameras to schools.