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Report: Inert bullets found inside Lexington-Richland 5 classroom

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A report from the Lexington County Sheriff's Department says a teacher located three inert copper bullets inside a Lexington-Richland 5 School District classroom.

The report says the teacher located the inert bullets on the floor of a classroom at Irmo Middle School around 8 a.m. on Wednesday.

A Lexington County deputy received the bullets, and began to investigate their origin.

Ultimately, the deputy says in his report that he was unable to locate the owner of the bullets. The school's administrators were notified of the ammunition, and the deputy placed the bullets into the county's evidence room for destruction.

The bullets did not have any gunpowder or casing and could not be fired.

"Even though the bullets found were inert, we still take this incident very seriously," said Lexington-Richland 5 spokesperson Mark Bounds. "Our initial review indicates that two students found the bullets and brought them to school out of curiosity. No one at the school was ever in any danger. The teacher that found the bullets, the school administration and the school Resource Office all reacted properly."

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