Streamwood High School Student Charged After Gun Found Near School

STREAMWOOD, Ill. (STMW) — A northwest suburban Streamwood High School student was charged Friday after a weapon was found near the school.

Amid rumors that a gun had been brought to school, the building was put on lockdown while a search was conducted using police K-9 units from several suburban police departments, a release from the Streamwood Police Department said. The lockdown began at 2:30 p.m. and extended until 3:50 p.m.

The weapon was recovered just outside the property line of Streamwood High School in an adjacent residential subdivision, police said.

The male student has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon on school grounds, aggravated battery to a police officer and resisting arrest, police said.

His name is not being released because he is a juvenile, police said. He was taken to the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago on Saturday.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

More From CBS Chicago

Super Bowl 50 Coverage
Daily Weather Reports Delivered To You!SIGN UP NOW: Get daily weather reports every morning from meteorologist Steve Baskerville!

Listen Live