ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- An investigation is underway after someone found a bullet in a Fulton County school.

a classroom at Alpharetta High School Thursday morning.

The item was found in a classroom at Alpharetta High School 3595 Webb Bridge Road.

Fulton County Schools spokesperson Donna Lowry said school police searched the belongings of everyone in the classroom - and those in the hallway nearby - but found nothing.

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The student who found the bullet immediately alerted the school administration, she said.

School officials posted this statement on its Facebook page:

This afternoon, a student at Alpharetta High School found a bullet inside of a classroom. The student notified the teacher and the bullet was collected by the Fulton County School Police Officer on duty at the time.

While this incident was being investigated, Alpharetta Police responded to the Avalon for a shoplifting call and took a juvenile into custody. The juvenile, who is a current Alpharetta High School Student, was transported back to the school, processed for the shoplifting charge, and was released into the custody of his parents.

The found bullet and shoplifting incident are separate cases. The found bullet is currently under investigation by the Fulton County School Police