Boy charged with bringing gun to West Chicago High School
A 14-year-old boy brought a handgun to West Chicago High School and displayed it in a restroom on Wednesday, authorities said.
The boy is charged with one count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in public, one count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm.
A West Chicago police officer stationed at the school received information that a student had displayed a gun. Authorities said that during the last hour of the school day, the boy showed off a tan Glock handgun tucked in his waistband.
He was taken into custody at his home and still had the handgun in his possession, according to a news release from police and the DuPage County state's attorney's office.
The boy's name was withheld because he is charged as a juvenile.
Judge Anthony Coco Thursday ordered the boy to be detained until his next court appearance on Oct. 5.