Police: Loaded gun magazine found at North Haven elementary school

Police: Loaded gun magazine found at North Haven elementary school


NORTH HAVEN — Police are investigating after a loaded gun magazine was found at a local elementary school Tuesday evening.

Clintonville Elementary School Principal Lauretta Dowling contacted police at about 7 p.m. after she found the magazine outside the school. Police searched the area, but did not find any firearms.

Officers interviewed a 31-year-old North Haven man Tuesday night as a “person of interest” in the case and later found a firearm that authorities believe is connected with the magazine, police said. The man has no connection with the school. His identify wasn’t released, and it’s unclear if he has been charged.

Police said two other incidents that occurred Sunday may be related to the case. The first was a vandalism incident in which a planter was thrown at a glass window at the school, and the second was the discovery of a damaged vehicle parked on the lawn of a home at Old Forge Road, which is adjacent to the school.

Police continue to investigate. No school security threats have been identified, police said.

“Safety is always our top priority at Clintonville,” Dowling said in a letter to parents. “My sincere thanks to the North Haven Police Department who has always worked in partnership with us to resolve the matter quickly.”

— Bryan Lipiner

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