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Shell Casing Found At Ridgewood Nursery School

Ridgewood police respond to reports of a shell casing discovered on the playground of the Montessori School Monday.
Ridgewood police respond to reports of a shell casing discovered on the playground of the Montessori School Monday. Photo Credit: Boyd A. Loving
Patrol Officer Sean Amoruso transported the casing to headquarters for examination.
Patrol Officer Sean Amoruso transported the casing to headquarters for examination. Photo Credit: Boyd A. Loving

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — A shell casing from a blank cartridge was found Monday morning at a Ridgewood nursery school, authorities said.

Ridgewood police brought the casing from the Montessori School on Franklin Avenue to headquarters for examination, after an employee found it on the playground, sources said.

"With all of the Memorial Day Ceremonies held recently, it could have come from a variety of places," Chief Jacqueline Luthcke told Daily Voice. "Nothing else was found in the area."

Blanks do not contain bullets. They're generally used when the sound or flash of a gun firing is needed, such as during funerals or military reenactments.

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