Bill Speros posts a copy of an e-mail message from the Chenery Upper Elementary School in Belmont about a disturbing odor in the school:
We would like to inform you of a strong odor detected this morning in our sixth grade hallways. We have identified the source of the smell as being a small bottle of "fart spray." We have taken steps to dissipate the odor and we gave students and staff the option to relocate to another areas of the building if needed. We just want to assure you that all students are safe and engaged in learning activities.
The school adds that "teachers will be following up with all students."
Meanwhile, Arlington Police have sounded an all clear for the Gibbs Elementary School, where a staff member yesterday found two spent casings from a 9-mm handgun on the school's main stairwell.
Police say it was all just an accident: Seems somebody attending an event at the school Tuesday night, with the shell casings, as one does, somehow dropped the casings by mistake.
Students, faculty, and staff were in no danger.
Arlington Police have determined that the casings were dropped by accident and have closed the investigation. No charges will be filed.