BURRILLVILLE – Burrillville High School and Middle School were placed on lockdown for several hours in the morning after a bullet was found on a bus serving the two schools on Friday, April 26.
Bus company DATTCO reported the incident to school administration and Burrillville police around 7:40 a.m. after the .45 caliber round was discovered.
Parents were notified of the situation while Burrillville police conducted an investigation, reportedly interviewing every student who had been on the bus that morning.
The investigation was complete, and normal school operations resumed at 10:20 a.m.
“There were no specific threats made, no weapons were found at either school, and at no time were students or staff in danger,” noted a letter to parents signed by Supt. Michael Sollitto.
Sollitto noted that the schools maintained an increased police presencel for the remainder of the day.
“While this was an unfortunate incident that caused a disruption in the school day, we take comfort in knowing that police and school staff worked collaboratively to ensure all students and staff were safe,” Sollitto said.