Enfield police converged on Hazardville Memorial School just before dismissal Tuesday afternoon, after a custodian found a live bullet in a hallway.
The live .22 caliber round was discovered near rooms 11 and 12 shortly before 3 p.m., according to a recorded message from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeffrey Schumann, which was delivered to parents via the town's School Messenger notification system.
The bullet was brought to the principal's office, and police arrived within four minutes, Schumann said.
Staff members searched all students' backpacks, but no weapons were found or reported. "At no time was anyone in danger," Schumann said.
Police were present for dismissal, and will increase their presence at the school Wednesday, Lt. Willie Pedemonti said.