AURORA (AP) — An 8th grader at a suburban Chicago middle school was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after a loaded handgun was found inside his locker.
The gun was discovered Monday afternoon in the 13-year-old's locker at Washington Middle School in Aurora.
Authorities say a teacher became suspicious when she noticed a group of students milling around the boy's locker. A search of the locker by the teacher and an administrator turned up the gun in a book bag.
Authorities say a preliminary investigation indicated the student brought the gun to school to show to friends. The weapon belongs to a family member.
The boy is being held in the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center in St. Charles and will appear Tuesday before a judge for a status hearing.