Bartlett High football coach charged with bringing gun onto campus

  • Peter J. Naughton

    Peter J. Naughton

  • A Bartlett High School football coach was arrested Friday on a charge he brought an unloaded firearm onto campus Friday. Police say the gun fell out of the coach's backpack during pregame warm-ups.

    A Bartlett High School football coach was arrested Friday on a charge he brought an unloaded firearm onto campus Friday. Police say the gun fell out of the coach's backpack during pregame warm-ups. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer, August 2018

 
 
Updated 10/8/2018 3:35 PM

Police arrested a 36-year-old volunteer football coach at Bartlett High School on Friday on allegations he brought an unloaded firearm onto school grounds where it was prohibited.

Peter J. Naughton of the 2600 block of West Superior Street in Chicago is charged with carrying a concealed weapon in a prohibited area, a misdemeanor, Bartlett police said Monday.

 

About 6 p.m. Friday, officers responded to a report that an unloaded firearm had been found inside the Bartlett High School Activities Complex.

Officers determined that the unloaded firearm fell out of Naughton's backpack during pregame warm-ups, police said

Naughton was released on a $1,500 individual bond with a court date of Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the DuPage County courthouse in Wheaton.

Officials with Elgin Area School District U-46 could not immediately be reached for comment. Schools and offices were closed Monday for the Columbus Day holiday.

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