Boy charged with bringing gun to West Chicago High School

Updated 9/22/2022 4:53 PM

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.

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