Superintendent announces early retirement after ammunition find

MEDFORD, Mass. – A Massachusetts inspector has announced that he will retire early after it was revealed that he knew about a gun, ammo, magazine found on a high school in the weeks before it was reported to the police.

Medford Superintendent Roy Belson announced his retirement during a school meeting of the commission Tuesday. Belson will retire April 30, in the vicinity of a month earlier than expected.

Many parents called for him to step down, after it was revealed that he knew about with a loaded gun magazine found at McGlynn Middle School in December.

Officials say Principal Jake Edwards threw the magazine away while cleaning his office Dec. 20. Edwards has since been placed on administrative leave.

Medford schools are closed on Monday for a review of security policy and a sweep of the building. The classes resumed Tuesday.

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