Student disposes ammo left in backpack from hunting trip in high school trash can

Student disposes ammo left in backpack from hunting trip in high school trash can

Spokane Public Schools are notifying families of Lewis and Clark High School students after ammunition was discovered in a garbage can during lunch on Tuesday.

The district says an LC student disposed of ammunition left over from a weekend hunting trip in a school garbage can. A second student noticed the ammunition and shared a photo of it on social media.

Staff at the school quickly became aware of the photo and while talking to the student who took it, the student who threw the ammunition away came forward. The student says the ammo was left in the backpack from a hunting trip, and only discovered it while getting lunch from the backpack.

Staff contacted the student’s family, who verified that the student had gone hunting over the weekend.

Tuesday’s incident has no connection to a social media threat made to LC last month or to a separate threat received by a neighboring school district Monday night.

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