(La Porte, IN) - The discovery of bullets resulted in a lockdown this morning at La Porte High School.
In a letter to parents, Principal Chris Alber said the bullets were found in a classroom at 8:40 a.m. The crisis team met, and a lockdown was ordered to allow law enforcement to conduct a thorough search of the entire building.
“This step was a proactive measure to ensure the safety of our students and staff,” Alber said.
Alber said the lockdown was lifted less than 30 minutes after no other ammunition or weapons were found.
He said that the student responsible for the bullets being in the classroom was located and secured in the office. However, whether the student allegedly placed the bullets in the school on purpose or by accident was not revealed. Any potential disciplinary action also was not disclosed.
“The lockdown was a disruption to the school day, but keeping the safety and well-being of our school family as the top priority, such procedural safeguards were necessary,” Alber said.