West Chicago High School student charged with bringing gun to school
WEST CHICAGO, Ill. - A 17-year-old West Chicago High School student has been charged with allegedly bringing a gun to school.
The teen is charged with one count of unlawful use of a weapon in a school, one count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm.
According to prosecutors, the juvenile allegedly brought a Ruger 9mm handgun to school.
School authorities allegedly received information that a student was in possession of a gun on school grounds, and the teen was taken into custody Thursday.
"School Safety remains a top priority of my administration," said DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin. "Any threat, or even the perception of a threat, will be taken very seriously and fully investigated."
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The teen remained in custody until his detention hearing Friday morning, where the judge ordered he be detained until at least his next court appearance.