Student Brings Bullets To School
Waynesville Middle School went into lockdown Tuesday morning after a student was found with three rifle cartridges.
They were live rounds from a .223 caliber rifle.
"The kid had a student bring some rifle cartridges to school. Another student reported that to the staff," says Haywood County Schools Associate Superintendent Bill Nolte.
The school went into lockdown around 10 a.m. and it was lifted an hour and a half later after officers did not find a gun.
Worried parents rushed to the school to make sure their kids were safe.
"Oh yeah. Emotions and everything are flooding right now. Wish I could go in and get my son. But of course they're in lockdown," said Mark Lamm.
An investigation is under way, but school leaders say the students involved will be disciplined.
"There certainly will be some discipline issues. Well try to consider mitigating and aggravating factors and keep in mind no one was harmed and that there really wasn't a weapon," says Nolte.
The fact that there wasn't a gun, and the students' past history will be considered when deciding his punishment.
By Rex Hodge
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