A .22-caliber bullet was found Dec. 14 on an Aurora school bus, but no one was injured, no weapon was found and no one was thought to be in danger, Superintendent Russ Bennett said.
Bennett said an elementary school student found the bullet on the floor of a bus at about 9 a.m.
He said as a precautionary measure, the school staff reviewed the video tapes on the bus and with the cooperation of Aurora police, they searched the students, lockers and personal bookbags of all the students in grades 6-12 who ride that bus.
He said about 50 students were searched that day.
"Nothing was found that would cause concern," he said. "No weapons were found, and at no time do we believe any students were in danger."
Bennett shared the information with residents on an automated recorded call "so that no rumors begin, to let (residents) know what happened and how we dealt with the incident, and to keep (residents) informed. I thank the Aurora police and my administrative team for their diligence in this effort."
"We're glad everything turned out well, but it's unfortunate we had to go through the process at all," Bennett said. "It was another opportunity that showed how well our schools and police department work together."
He added the fact that the incident occurred on the same day as the school shootings in Connecticut "really caused a lot of stress on all of us."
Bennett said people with more information about the bullet incident should call the Aurora Police Department at 330-562-8181.
Phone: 330-541-9400 ext. 4187