Ammunition found in Signal Mountain Middle/High School bathroom

Ammunition found in Signal Mountain Middle/High School bathroom

February 22nd, 2018 by Staff Report in Breaking News

This story was updated Feb. 22, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.

Message from principal Todd Stinson

"Parents, I want to make you aware of a situation that we have investigated at our school. Ammunition was found in a bathroom at the school on Tuesday after the school day.

Let me first say that the police investigation determined that it was not ammunition that belonged to a student and there was no intent of harm to students or the school.

The school resource officer, school administration, and the Sheriff's office began immediately to investigate, and it was determined that the ammunition was the property of a custodian. The investigation was concluded after school was dismissed yesterday afternoon. The custodian worked for our contract cleaning company ABM.

We have contacted ABM, and the individual will no longer be working in our school. Once again, the investigation by the Sheriff's office determined that there was never an intent of harm to students or the school in the situation.

We will continue to be vigilant in the area of school safety, and we appreciate your support of our efforts at Signal Mountain Middle and High School."

Hamilton County officials have reported that ammunition was found in a bathroom at Signal Mountain Middle/High School on Tuesday.

Hamilton County officials have reported that ammunition was found in a bathroom at Signal Mountain Middle/High School after school let out on Tuesday.

An investigation was conducted and it was founded that the ammunition belonged to a member of the custodial staff, contracted with ABM. The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office determined there was no threat or risk to students or the campus at any point.

A report was filed with the school's resource officer and the investigation concluded after school on Wednesday.

The district and ABM determined that the custodian will no longer be working in the school or reassigned to any other Hamilton County school, according to district officials.

An email was sent to Signal Mountain parents Thursday morning to inform them of the incident.


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