Bullets found at 2 La Porte County high schools in last 2 days

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. (WLS) -- Police are investigating after bullets were found at two La Porte County high schools within the past two days, officials said.

South Central High School was put on lockdown after a bullet was found in the school's girls locker room around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, police said. The lockdown was lifted around 12:15 p.m. after a search of every student locker, which yielded no weapons or suspicious items, police said. The bullet was identified as .22 caliber ammunition.

The incident comes after a bullet was found at New Prairie High School Tuesday, which also prompted a temporary lockdown and search; no other bullets or weapons were found, police said.

Police are continuing to investigate, and encourage anyone with information to contact authorities at 1-800-342-STOP.

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