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[December 19, 2012]

BRIEF: Shell casing causes alarm at Medina elementary school

MEDINA, Dec 19, 2012 (The Akron Beacon Journal - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Authorities locked down Waite Elementary School this morning after an empty shell casing was found.

Medina Superintendent Randy Stepp alerted all parents in the district via email that the shell casing was found in the school's lobby.

"We believe the casing was most likely brought in by a student and dropped out of a pocket or a book bag," Stepp said.

Officers from Montville Township, Medina Township and the Medina County Sheriff's Office responded to the school.

"The officers did an immediate search of the building, searching every room, coats, book bags, and desks," Stepp said. "They found no other items such as the casing in the building." Authorities asked parents to discuss with their children the importance of not bringing "any type of weapon or other paraphernalia" to school.

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