Highland Park High School on Lockdown After Bullets Found in Boys Bathroom

This is following a statement from the school’s principal, Walt Kelly, sent home yesterday:

We are asking all students to enter the building through either the front doors on Emerson or through the student entrance on Westchester. All other entrances to the school will be locked tomorrow morning, and faculty, staff, and campus security are instructed to be especially vigilant in the days ahead.

In an email to the HPISD community, officials said a box of .22 caliber shells were found.

UPDATE: The lockdown was lifted and students were sent home for the second straight day.


  • mikep

    “box of bullet shells”
    “case of .22 caliber shells”
    what are “bullet shells”?
    which is it, box of bullet shells or a case of .22 caliber shells ? A case of .22 caliber shells is hundreds of shells.

  • BradfordPearson

    Should’ve said box. Fixed. Thanks.

  • 62jimlocke

    It’s sad but I still remember the days not so long ago that a boy in Texas could drive to High School with a gun in the gun rack. What have we become as a society?

    • ernest t bass

      Girls, too.

      But they were usually able to wiggle free.

  • tina

    You can’t buy class can you?