Bullet Found on Stafford School Bus

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    Stephania Jimenez
    Three schools in Stafford Springs are in lockdown after a bullet was found on a bus.

    Lockdowns at Stafford schools have been lifted after a bus driver found a bullet on the seat of a school bus while doing a sweep of the vehicle on Thursday morning.  

    The bus company, M & J, contacted state police at 8:30 a.m. and  the high school, along with Stafford Middle School and Stafford Elementary School, were placed on lockdown.

    Police originally identified the school bus company as First Student.

    Police responded to the high, middle and elementary schools, as well as St. Edward's School in Stafford, seized the bullet and documented the runs, as well as the students who had been on the bus where the bullet was found, according to state police.

    For hours, no one other than investigators were allowed into or out of the school as police investigated. Outside, parents waited and were later allowed to pick their children up.

    Police completed their search as of 11:45 a.m. and found no additional bullets or contraband.

    The lockdowns have been lifted. 

    The Stafford Resident State Trooper will continue to investigate to determine where the bullet came from.