Local district warning parents after gun cartridge found on bus

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WESTLAKE, Ohio — Officials with Westlake City Schools are warning parents about gun safety after a cartridge was found on a school bus Wednesday.

According to police, a bus driver found a cartridge for a .380 automatic firearm on the floor of the bus while sweeping the vehicle. The bus carries students from Lee Burneson Middle School and Parkside Intermediate School.

All students who rode the bus Tuesday and Wednesday were interviewed by police officers, and their lockers were checked by school staff.

No weapon was found, and no student gave any knowledge of the incident.

The investigation continues.

In the meantime, police urge parents with ammunition or weapons in their home check to make sure the items are properly secured. Parents should also have a talk with their children about the incident, said police, and about gun safety in general.

Anyone with information on this particular case is asked to call the Safe Schools Helpline at 440-250-1199.