Bullet Found in Ledyard Center School Ignites Rumors

Ledyard police find “no credible threat” to school but speculation fans rumors.


Police continue investigating how a .9 mm caliber bullet found on the classroom floor at Ledyard Center School got there while school administrators are left trying to allay fearful rumors and speculation about the incident during a time of heightened anxiety over school security.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Graner said a student found a bullet on the classroom floor Tuesday, which was turned over to a teacher, then to the principal Dr. Susan Nash Dietzel, and then to the Ledyard Police Tuesday.

“After removing the children from the classroom, school administration, in conjunction with the police department, conducted a thorough search of the classroom and its contents; nothing was found to suggest that there was any threat to the school,” wrote Graner in a letter to LCS parents Thursday.

According to Graner, each student was interviewed and parents were also called that day. He said everyone has been very cooperative and supportive and “even the kids were trying to help us find out where it came from.”

Ledyard Police were notified immediately and found “no credible threat to the children and the school” according to Graner, and at first, “I chose not to share information with all the parents about a matter deemed by the police to be non-threatening.”

Meanwhile, rumors have spread like wildfire and speculation has fueled parents’ anxiety and Graner posted a letter to the school’s website addressing all parents at the school on Thursday.

"Knowing the truth is better than speculating," he said.

Jessie King December 21, 2012 at 01:33 PM
The police concluded that there was not a threat to students and staff at the school.
Rosemary December 21, 2012 at 02:48 PM
It says in the article here that "the parents were called that day" so I don't understand your outrage of not being told. Either this article is incorrect or you need to update your contact information if you did not get a call. I know that Ledyard schools uses a robo calling system and have received countless phone calls about many things that are much less worrisome than a bullet at school.
Doreen Wesche-Soldato December 21, 2012 at 03:06 PM
As a long-time Ledyard resident, and an alumna of Ledyard schools (K-12) I have complete faith in the Ledyard school system and in the Ledyard Police Department. I really do feel that they "have our backs." Please know that if they felt there was indeed a threat, you would know about it immediately.
Dahlia Murray December 21, 2012 at 08:17 PM
The parents of the students in the classroom where the bullet was found were notified that day, however the parents of the other students in that school were informed two days later.
calista armaos January 12, 2013 at 12:54 AM
hello i am in the classroom of the bullet i am not threatened i believe one of my classmates found it and did NOT know what it was. So crazy Bryna has to shut the heck up. :]


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