Hall Memorial School, a school for grades 4 through 8 in Willington, was on lockdown until 8:15 a.m. on Friday after a shotgun shell was found on a bus.
According to the superintendent’s office, someone handed the bus driver a shotgun shell at 7:30 a.m. that had been found and the driver notified school officials.
The principal isolated the bus, which had 31 students onboard, the school was put into lockdown as a precaution and authorities were notified.
Within about 10 minutes, the student responsible for bringing the shell on the bus acknowledged it was him, according to the superintendent. The children were taken off of the bus and state police interviewed them, the superintendent’s office said.
An assembly was held to reassure students are safe and to let them know what had happened.
An automatic messenger system was used to alert parents district-wide.
The superintendent doesn't believe the boy had any ill intent and said he will be dealt with "appropriately."