CHICAGO - A 16-year-old boy has been cited for bringing a pellet gun to a high school Wednesday in Bronzeville on the South Side, police say.
Officers responded to Wendell Phillips Academy High School, 244 E. Pershing Rd., about 6:05 p.m. after hearing reports that someone in the gym was carrying a gun, Chicago police said.
The teen was found with a pellet gun and taken into custody, police said.
He was cited with a municipal code violation for carrying a “replica firearm/pellet gun,” police said Thursday morning.
The Phillips girls varsity basketball team played against Simeon Career Academy at 5 p.m., according to MaxPreps.com.