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Incident Grimshaw Elementary 11/14/22

November 14, 2022


Good Afternoon - 


This is Jeremy Belfield, Superintendent for LaFayette Central Schools. 


Ms. Petranchuk, our principal at Grimshaw Elementary school was informed this morning about .22 caliber ammunition rounds found in the gymnasium at Grimshaw Elementary at approximately 7:45 this morning.


A student found the ammunition rounds on the floor of the gymnasium and immediately notified school staff. Our school resource officer identified the items as .22 caliber bullets. The staff member turned the item over to the principal. Our principal interviewed the students who recovered the item and our on-site Onondaga County Sheriff deputies searched the area for any other prohibited items. Following a search of the area, there were no other items of concern found in the vicinity. A student came forward and shared that over the weekend the student was hunting with a parent and left the ammunition in a coat pocket which spilled out of a pocket while sitting in the gymnasium this morning. 


I would like to say thank you to the student and staff member for bringing this to our attention. I would like to assure our parents, students, and staff members that we take this matter seriously. I would like to remind all of our students to check their backpacks, coats, or possessions prior to coming to school to make sure that there are no prohibited items being brought to school. While we live in a rural area, it is important to remember that ammunition (live or spent) and other items used for hunting activities should not be brought to school. 


The safety and security of our students is of utmost importance. I applaud our students and staff member for bringing this forward. Thank you for your continued support in keeping our school community safe.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via phone at 315-529-9550 or via email at


Thank you and have a great afternoon.



Jeremy Belfield

Superintendent of Schools

315-529-9550 (cell)

315-677-9728 (office) 

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