Students Still Feel Safe After Bullet Found in High School

By: Deon Guillory Email
By: Deon Guillory Email

A bullet is found at Harrisonburg High School and police are looking for the person responsible. That bullet put the school on lock down for about half an hour.

A Harrisonburg Police Sergeant tells News 3 that police are still trying to figure it all out. Despite this scare happening just days after the shootings in Connecticut, some students say they still feel safe at school.

Things are running smoothly Wednesday night at Harrisonburg High School. The gymnastics team getting ready for a scrimmage against Turner Ashby.

Hours earlier, the school put on lock down after someone found a bullet in a bathroom.

"I wasn't really scared. I thought it was a practice." said Harrisonburg High School student Dennis Shulgan.

Shulgan said, "Some people were actually scared because they've been paranoid all week, but me and my friends. We're not really worried. We know we are safe."

The canine unit and detectives did a full sweep of the school before letting students back in to finish the school day.

Sydney Shull goes to Turner Ashby. She heard about it from friends.

"I was really shocked to hear about it." said Shull.

Shull says people at her school are still talking about the Connecticut school shootings.

"That always comes up in conversation. It's almost like a little awareness, like, it can happen anywhere." said Shull.

Harrisonburg Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Kizner says his staff is doing everything possible to protect students.

"This entire week, we have a commitment from the police to have extra patrols." said Kizner.

Shull said, "it definitely makes me feel like there's one more person there that can help if something were to happen."

Parents were called and told about the lock down. Dr. Kizner says whoever is responsible for the bullet is facing serious trouble.


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