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School on Lockdown After Bullet Found in Toilet Bowl

A bullet casing was found inside a toilet Wednesday at the Woodward School in East Hartford. (Published Wednesday, May 20, 2015)

The Woodland School, a Therapeutic Education Program in East Hartford, was on lockdown Wednesday after a bullet casing was found in a toilet bowl, according to police.

The lockdown has since been lifted. Police swept the school, located at 110 Long Hill Drive in East Hartford, after the bullet casing was reported in the toilet of a unisex single bathroom.

"A staff member found the bullet and then we were called shortly after," said East Hartford Police Sgt. Mike Demaine. "The school was put on lockdown and the scene was secured and the casing was taken as evidence."

School officials said in a statement Wednesday afternoon "students performed safely and responsibly" and were dismissed when the lockdown was lifted.

The school is a small K-12 Therapeutic Education Program that offers a smaller, structured, nurturing environment that encourages student success, according to its website.