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9-year-old suspended after bringing bullets to McHenry school

McHENRY – A nine-year-old Valley View Elementary School student has been suspended after he brought two bullets to school Thursday.

The McHenry Police Department was called Thursday when a teacher found the pair of bullets in the student's desk after the class was dismissed for physical education, according to District 15 Superintendent Alan Hoffman.

The bullets were confiscated by police and the building was declared to be safe, Hoffman said.

An investigation concluded that the student found the bullets in his neighborhood and then brought them to school. He did not threaten any students or facility, Hoffman said.

Principal Amanda Cohn sent a letter to parents Thursday informing them of the incident.

Hoffman said the school is going through the disciplinary process to determine any possible future punishment for the student. Further information, including the student's identity, was not provided in order to maintain the confidentiality of the child, Hoffman said.

"He was not at school for the remainder of that day and is not in attendance now," he said. "I can't say much more than that."

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