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updated: 3/7/2012 1:59 PM

Island Lake cops don't know why kid brought gun to school, chief says

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  • Island Lake Police Chief William McCorkle

    Island Lake Police Chief William McCorkle

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Police are still trying to determine where an Island Lake middle school student got the gun he brought to school Monday and what he intended to do with the weapon.

The Matthews Middle School student, who has not been publicly identified, did not make any comments to police after he was arrested, Island Lake Police Chief William McCorkle said. The boys' parents haven't commented to investigators, either.

Their silence have left police with important questions and a case that remains under investigation.

The student brought a loaded .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol to school. No one was hurt, and no shots were fired.

The gun was recovered shortly after two students went to the principal just after classes began Monday, officials said. The boy had it in his pants pocket.

The student will be charged in juvenile court with disorderly conduct, reckless conduct and unlawful use of a weapon, McCorkle said.

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