While there are no credible threats to schools in Volusia County at this time, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office says they are committed to investigating every report of suspicious behavior and activity on campuses in its jurisdiction — including an incident Thursday at Pine Ridge High School, where two bullets were found in a weight room.
Volusia County sheriff’s deputies responded to Pine Ridge around 2 p.m. after a student found two bullets stuck between two mats in the school’s weight room. No weapon was found and no threats of violence were discovered.
A 17-year-old male student was questioned because he had been spotted sitting near the area where the ammunition was found. However, the student had no knowledge of the bullets.
The bullets, .22 caliber and .380 caliber, were found in an area where the students drop their book bags, but it’s unknown where they came from.
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office says it has provided an increased presence at several schools in recent days given recent events and is prepared to respond to all reports of threats or suspicious activity.