Shot bird prompts school lock down
PASCO, Wash. --Education leaders with the Pasco School District say the carcass of a shot bird prompted school leaders to lock down Robert Frost Elementary.
Educators say a dead duck, or goose, was found on the playground by a student.
The student told a school leader about the discovery.
In the interest of student safety, all students were taken inside and the school was placed on lock down.
Officials say they were able to confirm that the bird had been shot.
Pasco Police responded to the school to investigate.
At 3:15 p.m., officers notified school administrators that students could be released to go home for the day.
Officials say it is possible that the bird was shot miles from the school and died on school grounds.
Pasco Police continue to investigate.