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Round of ammunition found at Harvard Junior High School

HARVARD – A round of ammunition was found Friday morning at Harvard Junior High School, police said.

Authorities were called to the school around 6:20 a.m. for a report of a suspicious incident, according to the Harvard Police Department. Employees at Harvard School District 50 told police that custodial staff had found a .22-caliber bullet in the boys’ locker room.

Harvard police searched the school before students arrived for class, according to a news release. No other suspicious items were found, and no suspects have been identified.

The incident is being investigated.

This was the third time in less than four months that ammunition has been found at District 50 schools.

A Harvard Junior High School student was charged with disorderly conduct in mid-December after he brought three .30-caliber shell casings onto a bus to school. Students at the five district schools were kept in their classrooms during that incident.

Two days before, Crosby Elementary School officials found a .22-caliber shell casing on the cafeteria floor. That caused administrators to keep students in their classrooms for more than an hour while police searched the building.

The incidents are not considered to be related, police said.

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