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After a report of an armed man near a Kane County elementary school put the school on lockdown Friday, a police investigation revealed the incident was sparked by teens with pellet guns.
Just before 3:30 p.m., Elburn Police and units from the Kane County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Kaneland John Stewart Elementary School after a bus driver reported an armed man wearing body armor near the school.
School had let out moments earlier and several students were in the process of leaving the school grounds, police said.
Responding police units found three 13-year-old boys two blocks away from the school in a field. Two of the teens were holding Airsoft pellet pistols and one was wearing a dark blue utility vest that resembled body armor, officials said.
The teens were taken into custody and transported to the Elburn Police Department for questioning, according to a statement from the Elburn Police Department.
After review from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office, officials decided no charges would be filed and the boys were released to their parents, the statement said.
Police said no further investigation would be conducted and students, staff, and faculty were not in danger.