A .22 caliber bullet was found in the girls PE locker room at South Central High School, which caused a lockdown of the school at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday.
The bullet was placed into the custody of a staff member, and the school’s resource officer was notified. A search ensued. Members of the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department responded to the school and served as security as staff members looked through every student locker. The PE lockers were also thoroughly searched. Nothing of a suspicious nature was located. The lockdown was lifted after two hours.
LaPorte County Sheriff John Boyd said the department will continue to aggressively investigate this incident along with a similar incident at New Prairie High School on Tuesday. He stated in a press release that officers have received assurances from the schools that they will take action against anyone guilty of bringing ammunition into the school. He added that all schools should have a heightened sense of awareness of these issues.
Anyone with information about either incident is encouraged to leave an anonymous tip by calling (219) 326-7700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-342-STOP.