Southborough police find shotgun shells at school, student admits to bringing ammunition

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SOUTHBOROUGH — A student at St. Mark’s School admitted to bringing shotgun shells on campus after two live rounds were found in a trash bin inside one of the dormitories, police said Tuesday.

The Southborough Police Department was alerted to the discovery this morning by school officials.

In response, the department enlisted the help of K-9 units from the Massachusetts State Police, Framingham Police, and Worcester Police to conduct an extensive search of the school grounds.

No additional weapons or ammunition were uncovered during the coordinated effort, police said.

Southborough PD will continue to work closely with St. Mark’s School officials to investigate the incident, according to Chief Ryan M. Newell.

The department extended gratitude to the K-9 teams from the Massachusetts State Police, Framingham PD, and Worcester PD for their assistance with the situation.

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