AURORA, Ill. (STMW) – A 17-year-old student at a west suburban high school was taken into police custody Monday afternoon after another student reported seeing a gun at school.

At about 2:43 p.m. Monday, a student at East Aurora High School reported seeing another student in possession of what they thought was a handgun, a release from Aurora police said.

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School officials were notified and initiated emergency procedures, including notifying police. Responding officers sealed off the campus at 779 Fifth Ave. and began a search of the school, the release said.

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Within about two hours, the lockdown had been lifted and students were able to start leaving school for the day, police reported. A 17 year-old student was taken into custody and as of late Monday afternoon was awaiting an interview by detectives.

As of about 5:30 p.m., no handgun had been found, police said. After the emergency procedures were lifted, students were released to their parents or remained at school. Extracurricular activities for Monday evening were to take place as scheduled.

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