Aurora Boy, 13, Brings Loaded Gun To School

AURORA, Ill. (CBS) – A seventh-grader faces felony charges after he brought a loaded handgun to his middle school Friday morning, Aurora police said.

Police say they were called to Waldo Middle School, 56 Jackson St., at 10 a.m. and learned a student told administrators he overheard a fellow pupil say he had brought a gun into the building.

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After questioning the student who allegedly made the claims, officials found the weapon – a .357-caliber firearm – in the boy’s locker, police said in a news release.

Authorities say the boy, who is 13, is not involved in gangs and apparently had no plans to use the gun. Police are still investigating where the gun came from and how it came into the boy’s possession.

The unnamed middle-school student was charged with two counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and transported to the Kane County Youth Home in St. Charles.  He will appear before a judge on Monday for a hearing, police said.

The school was on lockdown temporarily Friday.

  • Afro

    This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone even13 year olds are armed, so don’t think one minute the thugs on the street aren’t, and people have a right to protect their self from these criminals who do carry guns. Anyone who just lays down like cowards and don’t take up arms against these criminals deserve what they get.

    • John Boy

      Real men don’t need guns.

      • thebians

        That’s a stupid thing to say. Tell that to the military and the police officers dummy.

    • NWA

      Yeah, and the people should reserve the right to medicate yo @zz cause you are sick!

      • Afro

        I got your medication right here NWA it’s a 45 administered by Glock and if you ever become a threat to me or mine you will be medicated

  • InalienableWrights

    Now the boy is in the hands of the state child molesters who will medicate him for the federal money. What a beautiful story. Long live the state.

  • juju

    great. just created another product for the welfare state. good job people.

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