.45-caliber bullet found in toilet at Condon School in Boston

Two Boston city councilors are calling for an investigation after two concerning incidents at a K-8 school in South Boston.According to a police report, a student found a live, .45-caliber Winchester bullet inside a toilet in the boy’s bathroom at the Condon School on Friday.The report stated that responding officers performed a search of the area. They found some ceiling tiles that were out of place, but no other firearms or ballistics.According to a police report, officers asked Principal Robert Chisholm if he wanted a K-9 to search the entire building, but the principal reportedly declined.”It sort of rose to a certain level. My outrage is that the principal, in this particular instance, did not allow for an immediate sweep and search of the school grounds by the Boston Police Department,” said City Councilor At-Large Michael Flaherty.”Public safety is critical. We have to take every situation very seriously,” said District 2 City Councilor Ed Flynn. “Nothing is insignificant. Everything has to be investigated.””I just thought that that was sort of a complete and utter failure of the principal to keep children and faculty safe,” Flaherty added.Flaherty said the situation with the bullet was made scarier by another incident at the Condon School that happened Thursday.”Flyers with Nazi symbols were distributed the day before,” he said.Both Flaherty and Flynn said they are thankful that more did not happen at the Condon School.”We probably, literally, dodged a bullet. We’re lucky we didn’t hear of a report of a shooting on the bus ride home,” Flaherty said.Boston Mayor Michelle Wu shared a statement with NewsCenter 5 regarding the bullet incident at the Condon School.”I’m grateful to the school leaders and public safety partners who continue to ensure the safety of our students, and will work closely with them to investigate these incidents quickly and thoroughly,” Wu said in her statement.The Boston Public Schools district shared the following statement with NewsCenter 5 after the airing of the 7 p.m. report:”The safety of our students and staff is always our top priority at BPS. Contrary to inflammatory statements from public officials, within minutes of both incidents school leadership immediately reported these incidents, and BPS safety services and Boston Police were on site to ensure the appropriate steps were taken and there was no immediate threat to the school. BPS and the Condon School leadership and staff are cooperating fully with the appropriate authorities to investigate these troubling incidents to prevent them from occurring in the future.”

Two Boston city councilors are calling for an investigation after two concerning incidents at a K-8 school in South Boston.

According to a police report, a student found a live, .45-caliber Winchester bullet inside a toilet in the boy’s bathroom at the Condon School on Friday.

The report stated that responding officers performed a search of the area. They found some ceiling tiles that were out of place, but no other firearms or ballistics.

According to a police report, officers asked Principal Robert Chisholm if he wanted a K-9 to search the entire building, but the principal reportedly declined.

“It sort of rose to a certain level. My outrage is that the principal, in this particular instance, did not allow for an immediate sweep and search of the school grounds by the Boston Police Department,” said City Councilor At-Large Michael Flaherty.

“Public safety is critical. We have to take every situation very seriously,” said District 2 City Councilor Ed Flynn. “Nothing is insignificant. Everything has to be investigated.”

“I just thought that that was sort of a complete and utter failure of the principal to keep children and faculty safe,” Flaherty added.

Flaherty said the situation with the bullet was made scarier by another incident at the Condon School that happened Thursday.

“Flyers with Nazi symbols were distributed the day before,” he said.

Both Flaherty and Flynn said they are thankful that more did not happen at the Condon School.

“We probably, literally, dodged a bullet. We’re lucky we didn’t hear of a report of a shooting on the bus ride home,” Flaherty said.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu shared a statement with NewsCenter 5 regarding the bullet incident at the Condon School.

“I’m grateful to the school leaders and public safety partners who continue to ensure the safety of our students, and will work closely with them to investigate these incidents quickly and thoroughly,” Wu said in her statement.


The Boston Public Schools district shared the following statement with NewsCenter 5 after the airing of the 7 p.m. report:

“The safety of our students and staff is always our top priority at BPS. Contrary to inflammatory statements from public officials, within minutes of both incidents school leadership immediately reported these incidents, and BPS safety services and Boston Police were on site to ensure the appropriate steps were taken and there was no immediate threat to the school. BPS and the Condon School leadership and staff are cooperating fully with the appropriate authorities to investigate these troubling incidents to prevent them from occurring in the future.”