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Proviso West lockdown lifted, person in custody after bullet found

(HILLSIDE) A west suburban high school was temporarily placed on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after a bullet was found on the floor of the cafeteria.

Police initiated the precautionary lockdown at Proviso West High School at 4701 Harrison St. in Hillside about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to an alert on the School District 209 website.

A single bullet was found on the floor in the cafeteria during lunch, the alert said.

The lockdown has been lifted as of about 4 p.m., and one juvenile is in custody for possessing ammunition, Hillside police said.

School buses have arrived and students are being dismissed.

The school district said during the lockdown that no students or staff members were in any danger.