Frisco middle school evacuated after bullet found on sidewalk outside

Posted at 12:45 PM, Mar 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-02 16:31:57-05

FRISCO, Colo. — Students and staff at Summit Middle School were evacuated Friday morning after a live bullet was found on the sidewalk outside the school. 

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office responded to the school just after classes got started for the day. The .223 caliber round was found at the school’s bus drop off area. 

Summit Middle School students were bused to Summit High School, where parents were allowed to pick up their children.

A SWAT team was deployed to the school, and members are conducting searches outside and inside the building. Authorities have yet to identify an active threat, the sheriff’s office said. 

The bullet found can be fired from many different types of rifles and is not considered dangerous, the sheriff’s office tweeted.

Friday’s security scare comes a day after the district and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office hosted a community meeting on school safety, which was prompted by an earlier threat to Summit High School later deemed a hoax.