Berkley High School on lockdown after bullet found
BERKLEY, Mich. (WJBK) - Berkley High School was placed on lockdown Friday after a bullet was found, according to school officials.
Berkley Schools says a student found a bullet in the auditorium hallway. The school says they contacted police immediately and the school was locked down as a precaution.
Police did not locate any other bullets and determined there was no threat to the students, but are investigating how it got there.
Officials say the school does not have metal detectors and A K9 unit was also brought in to help with the investigation.
"The lockers were searched the student were not," said Matt Koehn, city of Berkley public safety director.
In fact police said backpacks would not be searched and the kids would be monitored at dismissal. One parent believes that policy needs to change.
"Why do you not check back backs? ... Protocol needs to be changed," said parent Cheryl Kovinsky.
Parents say when they received a notification from the district they could not help but think about last week's deadly school shooting in Florida.
Police say the bullet can't be traced but they are reviewing surveillance video as part of the investigation.
As the investigation continues some parents are calling for a meeting with officials. Some students say they also want action.
"On March 14, at 10 a.m., Berkley high school students will be walking out in protest of what's happening around the country. Enough is enough," said student Reginald Hawkins.