West Chicago High School student in custody after bringing gun to school

Updated 4/22/2022 4:01 PM

A 17-year-old West Chicago Community High School student faces felony weapons charges after allegedly bringing a gun to school.

The teen is charged with unlawful use of a weapon -- possess in a school, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and unlawful possession of a firearm.


According to a news release from the DuPage County state's attorney's office, the teen allegedly brought a Ruger 9 mm handgun to school on Thursday. School officials received information that a student had a gun at school, and the juvenile was taken into custody by West Chicago police on Thursday.

"School safety remains a top priority of my administration," DuPage County State's Attorney Bob Berlin said in the news release. "Any threat, or even the perception of a threat, will be taken very seriously and fully investigated."

The juvenile appeared at a Friday detention hearing where DuPage County Judge Anthony Coco ordered he be detained until at least his next court appearance, according to the news release. The teen's next scheduled court date is Wednesday.

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