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.22 Caliber Bullet Found At High School In Dutchess

Webutuck High School
Webutuck High School Photo Credit: Tom Auchterlonie

When students found a .22 caliber bullet at Webutuck High School Thursday, school officials quickly determined there was no need for a lockdown, it's hunting season.

Superintendent Ray Castellani said students found the bullet in the shower area of the locker room at about 11:30 a.m.: "After staff spoke with the students and inspected the bullet, it was determined there was no threat and a lockdown was not necessary," he said.

A couple of parents were also called and one "mom" said it probably fell out of her son's pants pocket because he had been hunting Thursday morning, Castellani said.

"I don't want anyone to think we took this lightly, but we were able to quickly determine this wasn't an emergency," he added.

An email went out to staff and parents notifying them of the incident and reminding them that during hunting season, to check their pockets before coming to school.

New York State Police responded to the school to assess the situation and pick up the bullet. They agreed with school officials and determined there was not a threat, Castellani added.

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