A west suburban high school was locked down Wednesday morning after police said a staff member found a handgun inside a faculty restroom.
Oswego East High School was locked down around 9:12 a.m. for just over an hour after a staff member found a handgun in a locked faculty restroom, police said.
The school was searched and no other weapons were found, according to a release from the Oswego Police Department.
Police said they used video footage and interviewed staff members to determine the last person to use the restroom.
Michael Martin, 62, of the 25000 block of Cove Court in Plainfield, was arrested and charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon with an enhancement for being on school property, according to authorities.
“At this point we are grateful for the alertness of the staff as well as of the Oswego Police Department for the quick response in their investigation and subsequent handling of the case," said district spokesman Brian Graves. "We always have the safety of our students first.”
Martin is contracted to work for the Oswego 308 School District IT Department, police said.