K-9 unit searches Madison schools after student brings shotgun shell on bus

      Madison Central Schools were briefly locked down Friday morning after school officials say a student brought a shotgun shell home on the bus Thursday afternoon.

      Superintendent Perry Dewey tells CNY Central that around 3:20 p.m. Thursday a parent called him and said that her son had gotten off of the bus with a 12-gauge shotgun shell in his possession, which the student says he purchased from a fellow student. Dewey says the district conducted a search of the bus and the school and no weapons or ammunition were found.

      Dewey says Friday morning a â??lockdown drillâ?? took place at the school, and an Oneida County Sheriffâ??s Office K-9 unit searched the building for explosives. Dewey says the school returned to its normal schedule after nothing out of the ordinary was found.

      Dewey wrote a letter to parents and the community detailing the incident and the districtâ??s response. You can read that letter by clicking here.