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Second day in a row bullets are found on Hillsborough school bus; Freedom High School put on lockdown

5:02 PM, Dec 18, 2012   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida -- For the second day in a row, ammunition was found on board a Hillsborough County school bus.

An 8th grader at Greco Middle School turned over two bullets to his bus driver Tuesday morning and said he found them on the floor.

Students were held on the bus when it arrived at school. School security and Temple Terrace Police officers then removed them one-by-one to question and search their backpacks. No weapons and no additional bullets were found.

Because the bus also serves Freedom High School, school security contacted Tampa Police, who then removed students from class who rode that bus to school.

Freedom High went into lockdown, and the students who rode the bus were questioned and their belongings searched.

By 4 p.m., officials tell 10 News that no weapons were found, and no one had come forward to claim the bullets.

On Monday, three other Hillsborough schools were placed on modified lockdown after a bullet was found on a school bus. Eventually a Wharton High School student came forward and said he found the bullet on the ground in his apartment complex, and that it accidentally fell out of his pocket on the bus.

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