Bullet hole prompts 'soft' lockdown at Forest School

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A Ypsilanti school for special-needs children is on “soft lockdown” Monday after a bullet hole — and later the bullet itself — were discovered in the school’s media center.

Not long after the opening bell at 8:30 a.m., a staff member at Forest School noticed a hole in a window in the school’s media center. The school called 911, and when police arrived they found the actual bullet.

Though students do use the media center, none were there at the time of the discovery.

The school, located on the 1000 block of Ecorse Road, educates about 35 special-needs students, grades K-12. Class is in session for the remainder of the day despite the incident. Soft lockdown means that outsiders won’t be allowed in, except in case of emergency, explained Emma Jackson, a spokeswoman for the Washtenaw Intermediate School District.

Forest School accepts special-needs students on a referral basis from districts that are a part of WISD, according to its website.

Class lets out at 3 p.m., Jackson said.