A “bag of bullets” was discovered on the Boston Latin Academy after faculty was let loose within the newest of a string of regarding incidents at metropolis faculties.
Cops discovered the bag at a loading dock on the faculty at 1:52 p.m. Tuesday, shortly after faculty let loose. The “bag of bullets” had assorted ammo in it, however no weapon. was discovered, in accordance with police.
BPS mentioned it known as the cops straight away, they usually swept the varsity. The district in an announcement known as the incident “troubling,” and mentioned they’re informing dad and mom and guardians.
“District and school leaders will continue to work with the Boston Police on their ongoing investigation and provide any support to the school community that may be needed,” the district mentioned in an announcement. “We’re grateful that at no time was any student or staff person in danger and we are thankful to the Boston Police and School staff who responded quickly.”
It’s been a tricky run for the district these days. This comes after a bullet was present in a bathroom within the Condon Okay-8 School in Southie final Friday. Again, no gun was discovered — and cops didn’t do a full sweep till after faculty, on the request of the directors. That drew criticism from the native metropolis councilors, main the district’s hollowed-out comms workplace to push again.
SEIU 888, whose membership consists of administrative workers within the faculties, has filed a grievance taking subject with the response to the dealing with of the bullet state of affairs on the Condon. The grievance facilities across the lag within the Okay-9 search of the varsity on the request of the principal.
“He should have put student and worker safety first,” O’Brien instructed the Herald. “There could have been live ammo or the weapon associated hidden within the school.”
That got here a day after somebody distributed pamphlets with a big swastika and staffers’ faces on it, main to a different police report.
And all that occurred over the background of a devastating almost 200-page report earlier within the week that alleged severe wrongdoing by directors of the Mission Hill Okay-8 School, the place investigators say directors brushed apart reviews of great bullying and sexual-misconduct.
This has led Superintendent Brenda Cassellius — herself on her means out the door in her final couple of months on the job — to maneuver to shut the varsity.
City Councilor Michael Flaherty, the chair of the general public security committee, is submitting an official council information request for info on the Mission Hill state of affairs.
“The events of the last week clearly underscore an urgent need to address safety concerns across the Boston Public School system,” he mentioned. “We need to move forward in a way that centers students and families’ concerns about safety instead of minimizing legitimate safety concerns and issues with public relations spin.”