• Beverly police investigating after bullets found on school property


    BEVERLY, Mass. - Bullets found at two Beverly schools in less than a week are prompted city leaders to hold a news conference on school safety Tuesday morning.

    Mayor Mike Cahill confirmed a bullet was found by a parent in the parking lot of the preschool at McKeown School Monday afternoon as school was getting out. This comes just days after police responded to the middle school after a fifth-grader found a live round in the hallway on March 8. Police and K-9s searched the school and though nothing was found, police upped their presence for the remainder of the day.

    Cahill would not specify the type of ammunition found, citing the ongoing investigation, but said the two bullets were different and it was unclear if they were related.

    The mayor said the city is focused on keeping children and staff safe and asked parents to talk to their children to make sure they aren't taking any "improper items" to school

    The mayor asked anyone in the community with information to contact police at 978-922-1212 or the tip line at beverlypd.org.

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