On Wednesday, 12/18/2019, at approximately 3:30pm, Norton Police School Resource Officer, Patrolman Marc Robichaud, was informed that a Norton Middle School teacher overheard students discussing ammunition that was brought into the school. The teacher overheard information that a student brought five bullets into the school several days ago to make a trade with another student for electronic items. Specific students involved were questioned and their personal belongings searched by school staff, which revealed no ammunition. Following dismissal, school staff searched lockers which led to the discovery of three rounds of .243 rifle ammunition.
Norton Police, along with K9s from the Metropolitan Law Enforcement Council, conducted a more thorough search of the school and buses for safety and security. School Administration took precautionary measures and cancelled a Winter concert that was planned for 7pm that evening while this search was being conducted. A notification was sent out to parents by School Administration, informing them of the incident and that the concert would be cancelled.
The search of the school and buses revealed no further ammunition or evidence of any weapons. No charges have been filed, however the incident remains under investigation.