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Live ammo found in middle school restroom prompts lockdown

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WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) -- Police in Rhode Island say live ammunition has been discovered by a custodian in a middle school boys' restroom.
   Woonsocket Middle School, right outside Providence, was put on lockdown Friday afternoon after the discovery.
   Woonsocket Police Chief Thomas F. Oates III says a custodian was checking the restroom shortly before school dismissal when she found small-caliber ammunition. She immediately brought it to the principal's office.
   The Providence Journal reports a teenage girl said she saw a possible shooter but later recanted her story. The girl was overheard by a teacher saying she saw someone on a footbridge reaching into a backpack. That also prompted the lockdown.
   Most students had already left the school as police conducted a room-by-room search.
   Police are continuing to investigate.
 

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