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posted: 10/23/2013 8:39 PM

Teen found with air soft gun near Elgin school

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Daily Herald staff report

An 18-year-old was arrested after displaying a weapon outside an Elgin school Wednesday morning, according to police.

Miguel J. Zavala, 18, of the 1000 block of Morton Avenue in Elgin, was found in possession of an air soft pellet gun after police received a call around 11:30 a.m. reporting a person displaying a weapon in a vehicle outside of Gifford Street High School, police said.

Zavala, who is not a student at the high school, was found in a vehicle near the school, according to police. He was pulled over by police and has been charged with one count of disorderly conduct for alarming and disturbing behavior and one count of possession of an air rifle. Both are city ordinance violations.

Zavala will appear in Elgin Branch Court at 9 a.m. on Nov. 20.

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