‘Bag of bullets’ found at Boston Latin Academy as Boston Public Schools issues continue
A “bag of bullets” was found at the Boston Latin Academy following faculty was permit out in the most current of a string of about incidents at city faculties.
Cops located the bag at a loading dock at the school at 1:52 p.m. Tuesday, shortly after college let out. The “bag of bullets” had assorted ammo in it, but no weapon was discovered, according to law enforcement.
BPS reported it termed the cops right absent, and staff swept the university. The district in a statement identified as the incident “troubling,” and said it is informing mom and dad and guardians.
“District and faculty leaders will continue on to get the job done with the Boston Police on their ongoing investigation and give any assistance to the school local community that could be needed,” the district stated in a assertion. “We’re grateful that at no time was any college student or employees person in threat and we are grateful to the Boston Law enforcement and School personnel who responded promptly.”
It’s been a tough run for the district currently. This comes following a bullet was discovered in a toilet in the Condon K-8 School in Southie past Friday. Again, no gun was observed — and cops didn’t do a total sweep until eventually soon after faculty, at the ask for of the directors. That drew criticism from the regional town councilors, major the district’s hollowed-out comms office to force back again.
SEIU 888, whose membership includes administrative workers in the educational institutions, has filed a grievance using situation with the response to the handling of the bullet situation at the Condon. The grievance facilities all over the lag in the K-9 look for of the school at the ask for of the principal.
“He really should have put pupil and worker basic safety 1st,” SEIU 888 business supervisor Neal O’Brien explained to the Herald. “There could have been live ammo or the weapon involved concealed inside the university.”
In reaction to that, BPS explained in a statement, “The incident at the Condon School is regarding. University leadership, operating in shut coordination with the Boston Police Office took all required precautions and we are grateful that no students or team ended up ever in any threat.”
That came a working day after an individual distributed pamphlets with a big swastika and staffers’ faces on it, main to a different law enforcement report.
And all that happened more than the history of a devastating virtually 200-web page report previously in the week that alleged serious wrongdoing by administrators of the Mission Hill K-8 Faculty, the place investigators say administrators brushed apart experiences of critical bullying and sexual-misconduct.
This has led Superintendent Brenda Cassellius — herself on her way out the door in her last pair of months on the work — to transfer to near the school.
City Councilor Michael Flaherty, the chair of the community safety committee, is filing an official council records request for info on the Mission Hill situation.
“The situations at various colleges obviously underscore an urgent require to address protection issues throughout the Boston Community Faculty method,” he said. “We want to transfer ahead in a way that centers learners and families’ concerns about basic safety as an alternative of reducing legitimate basic safety worries and troubles with public relations spin.”