Two students at Elgin High School were charged with disorderly conduct after displaying a pellet gun at the school Monday morning, police said.
At about 9:30 a.m., school officials at the school, 1200 Maroon, reported to the Elgin police school resource officer that a student potentially had a handgun in the school, police said.
After securing students and the school, the student was identified and found with the pellet gun. Another student, also 16, separately showed off the gun to other students during the day, according to police.
Both were charged with one count of disorderly conduct for alarming and disturbing behavior, and one count possession of an air rifle, a city ordinance violation. Both were released to the custody of their parents.