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Norfolk chief: bullet at school should have been reported sooner

Posted by Martin Finucane March 14, 2007 11:03 AM


Norfolk Police Chief Charles H. Stone, Jr. says suspicious materials in schools should be reported to police as soon as they are found.

A janitor found a spent shell casing from a .45-caliber bullet in a King Philip Middle School hallway March 6, but the school did not notify police until the next morning. "Always, I would like to have it as soon as they know," Stone said.

However, Stone said he would not "make a big thing about this" because a police search of the school turned up no further contraband. Stone said police still don’t know how the casing got into the school.

-– Calvin Hennick

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