A school board in Newfoundland and Labrador is dealing with two recent incidents where students tried to bring bullets to school.
Officials said while neither case involved a threat, the board is stressing that safety and common sense begins at home.
Last Friday, an elementary school student in Happy Valley-Goose Bay tried to bring a bullet to school for a science experiment.
On Monday, another elementary student had bullets in a coat pocket, and wanted to show off a shell from a family partridge-hunting trip.
In both cases, the bus driver confiscated the ammunition and parents were notified.
Labrador District School Board Director Henry Windeler said there is no reason for students to bring ammunition to show and tell.
"This is a parent responsibility, a home responsibility," said Windeler. "We don't teach about guns and that as part of the curriculum."
Windeler added that a lot of students go hunting with their parents on weekends.
"We live in a northern climate, but we all have to be a little bit more vigilant to ensure that articles aren't left in pockets, be it knives, bullets or whatever," said Windeler.
The board has sent a letter home with every student, saying parents should be more aware of what their children are bringing to school.