Bullet Found on Kings Park School Bus

According to an email sent to parents Monday night, bullet appears to be from World War II.

A bullet was found on a Kings Park school bus on Monday morning, according to an email blast sent from the Kings Park School District to parents on Monday evening.

The bullet, according to the email, was four inches long, and appears to have been manufactured before World War II. The bullet is now in the possession of police who were notified by the district.

The district is asking that anyone who may have information regarding the found bullet to contact the principal of their child's school.

Below is the email that was sent to parents.

Good evening.
I want to inform you of a safety issue we are addressing today.  A bullet was found on one of our buses this morning. The bullet is about 4 inches long and appears to have been manufactured before World War II for a German rifle. As a precaution we talked with students who ride that bus and searched their lockers and back packs. Nothing else was found.  The police were called and have the bullet in their possession. If you have any information that could help us resolve how this bullet ended up on one of our buses, please contact me or the principal of your child’s school.
Thank you for your assistance.
Susan Agruso

Jennifer Sloat (Editor) January 08, 2013 at 05:11 PM
Comments from this thread have been deleted due to foul language and violations to our standards of use policy.
Marta Cassara January 08, 2013 at 05:42 PM
Kerry Smith, I would not like my child strip searched. That is a sick suggestion and be careful what you wish for. Lately, our rights are being stripped away, and pardon the pun, everyday. Speak for yourself about any strip searching!!
John K Massaro January 08, 2013 at 06:10 PM
Okay, I'll apologize for the foul language. But I won't apologize for saying Agruso's on the take or that Barrett should step down...
John K Massaro January 08, 2013 at 06:19 PM
Does Kings Park still have their own school buses or did they switch to a private company yet? A lot of districts are going that route now, I'm guessing it's cheaper all around. If that is the case, that bullet could have come from anywhere. But it does make me wonder what school this bus was headed to at the time they found the bullet...
kper January 08, 2013 at 07:02 PM
I see the peanut gallery started yet again as a patent my child's safety is first so of they need to search backpacks then go right ahead after all what would any minor have in there that no one can't see and enough about Barrett give it a rest aren't your fingers tired
John K Massaro January 08, 2013 at 07:07 PM
You have a knack for those run-on sentences, don't you? Try using a period or a comma once in a while, it would make your posts so much more understandable...
Kerry Smith January 08, 2013 at 07:30 PM
@Marta Cassara - did I somehow imply that I was speaking for you or anyone else for that matter?
John K Massaro January 08, 2013 at 07:44 PM
Apparantly, you were speaking to me, Kerry. And Marta chimed in with her opinion. Forgive us for our opinions not matching yours. Last time I checked, that was allowed in this country. Another unfortunate circumstance for you, I guess...
kper January 08, 2013 at 07:50 PM
I see someone needs a job. (Period) Better teacher. You should put more time into work or other productive things. This will be my last comment as I do have better things to do like playing with my kids and helping with homework.
John K Massaro January 08, 2013 at 07:52 PM
Excellent! You get a Gold Star for the fridge... :)
Kerry Smith January 08, 2013 at 08:12 PM
@John - I have no problem with someone's opinion not matching mine. Marta specifically asked me to "speak for myself" and I was just curious how it came across that I was speaking for anyone but myself??? I have no problem with you or her not agreeing with my opinions, just as I disagreed with yours....
John K Massaro January 08, 2013 at 08:34 PM
Fair enough. My apologies...
holly January 08, 2013 at 09:31 PM
Wow, whats wrong with you people ???? Its embarrasing to read these comments from fellow Kings Parkers- glad I dont know who you are. Why not use the patch for what it is meant- information, constructive thoughts, ideas and responses. I really cant beleive what I read. I hope I am right in thinking that most of our children do not read any of this. That would be a shame.
Stevo January 08, 2013 at 09:59 PM
Well said, Lisa. I think most of our children are more mature than our neighbors who post here.
Lauren De Gray Kastrinos January 08, 2013 at 11:21 PM
Why did I not hear about this I have a child in elementary school and got no email ?
John K Massaro January 08, 2013 at 11:55 PM
Sure, they have no problem fishing thru students' private belongings without permission, why would they want you to know about it? Brilliant job you're doing there, Agruso...
Tim January 09, 2013 at 02:38 AM
There is nothing illegal about the search. A bullet was found in plain sight on a bus. That's enough probable cause to check an item that could possibly contain a firearm within general vicinity of the bullet. If a bag was checked of a student that was not on that bus or if they decided to check a bag on a day where a bullet was not found, than you have a legit complaint, whether i agree with you or not. Regardless of the fact, I would assume the safety of students would trump your disapproval of a single person.
holly January 09, 2013 at 02:52 AM
But... If the bullet was found beneath the seat or behind the seat- not in plain sight , then there is no telling how long it has been there . Could be a day , a week or more . So if that is the case it is more than likely they will never catch the student that brought it on the bus.
secureourschools January 09, 2013 at 09:06 AM
hum....Bullet.... w.w ll...hummm....everybody relax.....i got it ....heritage museum.....rjo ....taken out of case .... probally not locked or poorly locked. no it top of the line like everything else around here in k.p. haaa
Stevo January 09, 2013 at 03:37 PM
Good work, Sherlock!! :)
John K Massaro January 09, 2013 at 04:00 PM
You understood that post, Stevo? I'm still reeling from the face palm I gave myself after reading the word "probally"...
Stevo January 09, 2013 at 04:23 PM
John, here's my translation. The bullet was probably taken from an unlocked or poorly locked case at the RJO museum, so everyone just relax! Not everything in Kings Park is top of the line! Pretty good, huh?
John K Massaro January 09, 2013 at 08:20 PM
Not bad at all! Okay, and that actually makes sense too... Gold Star for the fridge!
mike January 10, 2013 at 07:39 AM
Look its batman & robin.
Daniel Joseph January 10, 2013 at 03:48 PM
And on the issue of safety. A great man and founder of this great country once said, "Those who give up essential liberty for temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Do you know who said that? Kerry, if you want to increase your safety in the world around you, durring your daily life, TURN OFF YOUR TV, STOP WATCHING THE NEWS MEDIA, GO OUTSIDE FOR A DAILY WALK! The only reason you feel unsafe every day, is because you watch the news media, which is full of bad news, news that is specifically designed by the producers of said news media outlet, to drive fear into your mind and heart. Because when you are afraid, you panic, and when you are panicky you make stupid decisions, like electing bush/obama twice! So, TURN OFF YOUR TV!
Daniel Joseph January 10, 2013 at 03:50 PM
"Illegal search and seizure ??? You must be kidding me. After all that has happened I wouldnt care if you strip searched those kids. I am more concerned with the right that my children have to go to school in a safe environment and with the right that I have as a parent to know that when I put my children on that bus that they will come home to me at the end of the day....." The average German citizen said the same thing during the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party.
Daniel Joseph January 10, 2013 at 03:54 PM
You sir, are delusional!
Daniel Joseph January 10, 2013 at 03:57 PM
@ Kerry Smith, The fact that you wrote "those kids" and not "my kids", makes people believe you mean't the kids involved in this article, and you were in fact, NOT "speaking for yourself". It's funny how it is always those who avoided getting searched by others, their whole life, who say "I got no problem with (cops)(the school)(airport security) searching these people. I've got nothing to hide!" *sarcasm* It's so great having some stranger that you don't know from a hole in the wall, standing in your personal space, running their grubby fingers through your pockets, and down your pants and around your private areas, sifting (illegally) through your private property trying to instigate a problem with you, so they can simply, fill a quota. It's such a rejuvenating, and life affirming experience, it comes second only to being raped! *End Sarcasm*
Daniel Joseph January 10, 2013 at 04:03 PM
Are our schools supposed to be run like Prisons? If yes, why? If no, then you are not doing a good job running them!
thomas mc January 21, 2013 at 11:47 AM
I'm a little late to the party here but I just came across this discussion. Are our schools supposed to be run like prisons? How about "is our country supposed to be run like a prison"? Our Constitution explicitly prohibits searches without reasonable cause. Random searches are unConstitutional, period, and as a parent I would be very upset if my child were subjected to one. Are all you "liberty for safety" folks comfortable with the idea of the TSA separating your eight year old from you at an airport and patting him or her down? Is it possible that you're complicit in conditioning your children to accept regular and random intrusions on their rights? Better think hard about this, folks, before they start knocking at your door to make sure everyone's safe.


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