A bus driver who’d transported schoolchildren to a Kings Park middle school reported finding “an unspent bullet” on her bus Tuesday, Suffolk police said.
Kings Park school district Superintendent Timothy T. Eagen sent a letter to parents informing them of the incident, which involved a bus servicing the William T. Rogers Middle School. Police said they are investigating.
Police said the district reported the finding after the driver discovered the bullet at about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The caliber of the bullet was unknown. No weapon was found.
In a letter to parents dated March 8, Eagen wrote: “Earlier today, one of our bus drivers discovered a bullet on her bus. The bullet was found on Bus #58 during a typical post-trip bus check following the morning WTR [William T. Rogers] bus run. The driver, as well as all of the KPHS [Kings Park High School] and WTR students that rode this particular bus this morning, were interviewed by the administration. Our investigation did not result in any ‘suspects.’ We promptly reported the incident to the 4th Precinct, and we are working together on this issue.”
The letter states it is not a criminal investigation.
Police said it is not illegal to possess a bullet, unspent or otherwise, but they are nevertheless attempting to learn how and why the bullet got on the bus.
The district is asking anyone with information about the incident to call the district’s safety hotline at 631-269-3717.
Police ask anyone with information to contact detectives at the Fourth Precinct.