WEST BABYLON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A junior high school student on Long Island after he brought a bullet to school to show to his friends and accidentally dropped it, according to school officials.
The student was suspended from West Babylon Junior High School on Thursday. A 9 mm bullet was found in a stairwell by a janitor two days earlier.
Authorities ordered a staggered dismissal of the school Tuesday. No injuries or incidents were reported.
The school was closed Wednesday because of the snowstorm. A police officer was sent to the school Thursday as a precaution.
The student, identified by school officials later Thursday, was suspended pending the outcome of a hearing.
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