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Bullet on campus shuts down Yigo school

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It's the last thing you would expect to find in a boys locker room, but this morning that's exactly where school officials found a bullet, causing Simon Sanchez High School to go on lockdown.

As students were finishing their break period at the Home of the Sharks this morning, the alarm bell went off, signaling a lock down. Principal Carla Masnayon said, "At the end of breaktime we had a teacher that brought in a bullet to them that students found in the gym. I was told it's a .45 - we were notified of the bullet after breaktime, so it was roughly 10:20 or 10:25."

Once notified of the bullet she consulted support staff and a safety administrator before deciding to initiate a modified lockdown, followed by a search. "So when we communicated that to the teachers they were still conducting classes, however there was no movement in the hallways. They had their students stay put in the classrooms," the administrator added.

A modified lockdown means all persons must be accounted for in a designated area. Students would not be able to leave the classroom without being accompanied by an adult. Masnayon noted, "It took roughly about an hour and twenty-five minutes we were done searching the rooms if I'm not mistaken about 12:30."

While nothing was found during the search, this isn't the first bullet that has been found on school grounds. "In November we had another bullet that was turned in to administrators, and at that time also we had a lockdown," she explained. However, the two bullets were of a different caliber.

"I don't know where it came from or who brought it in, all I know is that it was found in the boys locker room and then it was brought to us," she said.

Masnayon encourages teachers and students alike to be aware of any suspicious activity, and to report it to an adult or school official right away. You can also call Guam Crimestoppers at 477-HELP (4357).

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