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Officials: Ammunition found in school parking lot


Batavia High School was temporarily on lockdown after school officials said a small amount of ammunition was found in the school's parking lot. 

School officials said several students came to the high school's office around 1:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon after finding the ammunition. 

"It was disturbing to have my son walk in from school and tell me that there was ammunition found in the parking lot,” said parent Michelle Price.

The building was immediately put on lockdown while a search of the premises was conducted by the administration and the Batavia Police Department, officials said in an email sent to parents of the high school.  

The lockdown was lifted after the school's campus was deemed safe and students were dismissed at the normal time of 1:35 p.m.

"They were on lockdown but yet the lockdown was only for half an hour, and I don't feel there could have been a very secure search done in 30 minutes,” Price told FOX19 NOW.  “I think that a further investigation should have happened.  I would hope that the police will be on grounds tomorrow.”

School officials say that prior to the students reporting the ammunition, there was no known threat to the building, and no weapons were present on campus.

A post-threat assessment meeting was held after dismissal of the students and school officials said there were no additional concerns at this time, according to the email sent to parents.

Superintendent Kevin Millard told FOX19 NOW Thursday night that police will be present as they are every day at the school, but there would be no special patrols on Friday.  He says there are no known threats at the school at this time.

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