L ast month, when bullets were found in a trash can at East Carter

High School in Grayson, Ky., on a Friday afternoon, officials

took no chances. The following Monday, police used hand-held metal detectors to search students and staff members as they entered the building.

"We thought it might be a prank, or someone's way of sending a message," said Jim Johnson, the district's personnel director. "We also thought someone might have put them in their pocket accidently and decided to get rid of them."

It's also possible that a student might have been keeping the ammunition in a locker, Johnson


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