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Canton 5th grader disciplined for bringing bullets to school

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A Canton 5th grader was punished after recently bringing 16 .22 caliber bullets to school.

The Canton Union School District said the student gave four bullets each to two other students. The district said the student did not bring any weapons or make any threats toward students or staff. A fellow student reported that the student had bullets. 

The bullets were confiscated, parents notified, and the student was punished. The two other students who received bullets were also punished, the district said. 

"Because students notified school staff this incident was not elevated into something tragic. Please continue to reiterate at home what we tell students: If they see something, say something. Report any unusual behavior or events that make them feel uncomfortable to a teacher or a school administrator," said the district's Facebook post. 

The district is urging parent to talk to their kids and urge them to not make any comments that could be perceived as threatening or could generate an investigation. The school district also said the avoid starting or spreading rumors. 

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