Student brings weapon to Cook County elementary school: officials

A student brought a weapon to a suburban school Wednesday morning.

According to the Village of Richton Park, the student brought the weapon to Neil Armstrong Elementary School and a staff member observed the weapon.

The staff member recovered it from the student, who was then transported to a local hospital.

The school was placed on lockdown and the Richton Park Police Department arrived at the school within four minutes of the incident. 


Elementary School Disitrict 159 released a statement saying they are committed to the safety and education of all students. 

The Richton Park Police Department is investigating this incident.

Village officials say there is no threat to students, staff or community members at this time.