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Bullet found in classroom at Holyoke elementary school

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HOLYOKE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

The Holyoke Police Department is investigating after school staff found a bullet inside of a classroom at Morgan Elementary School.

It was a pretty frightening find at Morgan Elementary.

During dismissal on Friday, we talked to some parents about their concerns.

Parents are on high alert after school staff found a bullet inside of a classroom at the school Thursday morning.

Officials believe the shooting took place Wednesday night.

"I was scared.  It's scary.  Your kids are there.  Sometimes, school isn't even safe," said Yailin Santiago, whose children attend Morgan Elementary.

A spokesperson for the Holyoke Police Department declined an on-camera interview, but told Western Mass News that they are not taking this incident lightly, that they are adding extra patrols to the school, and checking security cameras in the area.

The spokesperson added there is no cooperation from people living in the neighborhood.

"You know, things happen," said Wanda Colon.

Colon's four grandchildren attend Morgan Elementary School.

"That's very, very dangerous to have kids in the school and having bullets flying inside the windows," Colon added.

In addition to that increased police presence, the school has canceled outdoor recess and initiated indoor entry and dismissal waiting areas.

"It's happened worse in other places where they shot kids, like in Florida, so it scares you more because you gotta think about, is it gonna happen here, too?  It's not safe anywhere, I guess," said one parent, who didn't want to be identified.

On Monday, families are invited to a community meeting with city officials to discuss school safety.

Western Mass News will continue to follow this story and will have more as it becomes available.

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