Auburn high school lockdown after ammunition found in parking lot

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AUBURN — Auburn High School was placed on a soft lockdown this morning after staff discovered three rounds of live ammunition in the school’s parking lot, prompting a swift response from local authorities.

The Auburn Police Department, in conjunction with the Worcester Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police, oversaw a comprehensive search of both the exterior and interior of the school.

With the safety of students and staff as a primary concern, officials conducted the investigation with an “overabundance of caution.”

The lockdown was initiated to ensure the safety of everyone on campus while authorities worked to determine the source of the ammunition.

The collaboration between school officials, including Dr. Chamberland, and law enforcement enabled quick communication throughout the school community and expedited the resolution of the incident.

Although the origin of the ammunition was quickly identified, further details have not been disclosed due to the ongoing nature of the investigation.

Police have assured the public that appropriate actions will be taken following their findings.

“At no time did we ever believe there was a threat to school safety,” the Auburn Police Department stated in a release.

They also extended thanks to the Worcester Police Department and the Massachusetts State Police for their assistance in resolving the situation efficiently.

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