Fog/Mist
62°FFog/MistFull Forecast

Shotgun found in locker at suburban Chicago school

Published: Friday, April 12, 2013 2:00 p.m. CDT

ELGIN (AP) — Police in a northwest Chicago suburb say a 15-year-old student has been arrested in connection with an unloaded shotgun that was found inside a locker at a high school.

A news release from the Elgin Police Department says authorities got a tip Thursday that a student had brought a weapon to the Gifford Street High School.

Officers searched the school and discovered the weapon inside a locker. No ammunition was found.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the student was charged Friday with possession of a firearm by a gang member, unlawful use of a weapon within 1,000 feet of a school, and unlawful use of a weapon.

The newspaper says the teen has been detained at the Kane County Youth Home pending a detention hearing.

National video



Reader Poll

How do you rate Hillary Clinton’s choice of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine to run for vice president on the Democratic ticket?
Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor