Chicago Teen Arrested For Bringing Gun, Ammo To School

Unloaded revolver and bullets found in the boy's locker, police said

By Melanie Kucera
|  Thursday, Jan 10, 2013  |  Updated 8:02 PM CDT
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Parents of John L. Marsh Elementary School express frustration over the lack of information from officials regarding Wednesday incident. Natalie Martinez reports.

Parents of John L. Marsh Elementary School express frustration over the lack of information from officials regarding Wednesday incident. Natalie Martinez reports.

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A 13-year-old Chicago boy was arrested Wednesday afternoon after police said he brought an unloaded gun and ammunition to school, authorities said.

A Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman said the incident happened at John L. Marsh Elementary School, on the 9800 block of South Exchange Avenue. School officials were told the boy had bullets at the school and notified police, according to Police News Affairs.

Police said officers found a folding knife in the teen's pocket and an unloaded revolver and bullets in a book-bag in his locker.

New Affairs said the boy told police he found the gun, though it's not clear whose gun it is.

The boy was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and appeared in juvenile court Thursday morning.

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