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Special needs school in Ypsilanti on lockdown after window found shattered by bullet

YPSILANTI, Mich. – A school for special needs students in Ypsilanti was placed on lockdown Monday after a window was found shattered by a bullet.

Forest School on Ecorse Road is on a soft lockdown.

A window in the media center was shattered and it appears to have been caused by a gunshot.

Authorities said a bullet was found.

The Ypsilanti Police Department released the following statement:

"This morning, the Ypsilanti Police School Resource Officer investigated the soft lock down of Forest School after a bullet hole with a recovered projectile was recovered from the window pane. Forest School is in Ypsilanti Township and not Ypsilanti City. The School Resource Officer is deputized and investigates school incidents in various school venues throughout the city and township. At this time, we feel that this did not happen at a time when school was in session, and could have been anytime over the weekend. The school district felt it prudent to restrict access to the school for the day.

"The case is still being investigated, but no known suspects have been identified."

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