Highlands Middle student brings bullets to school

KENNEWICK -- Police were called Friday to Highlands Middle School in Kennewick after a student brought bullets to school.

The student did not have a gun, said Lorraine Cooper, school district spokeswoman. The school was not locked down and classes proceeded. There was never a threat of a weapon at the school, said Sgt. Ken Lattin, Kennewick police.

School officials found the bullets in the 12-year-old student's backpack inside his locker, Lattin said.

The student was sent home for at least the day, Cooper said. School officials will later investigate and decide on disciplinary measures.