Shotgun Found in Locker At Suburban Chicago School

Officers searched the school and discovered the weapon inside a locker

Friday, Apr 12, 2013  |  Updated 10:31 PM CDT
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A 15-year-old boy sold the weapon to another teen earlier in the day, police said. Natalie Martinez reports.

A 15-year-old boy sold the weapon to another teen earlier in the day, police said. Natalie Martinez reports.

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A 15-year-old student was arrested and charged Friday in connection with an unloaded shotgun that was found inside a locker at a high school, police said.

A news release from the Elgin Police Department says authorities got a tip Thursday that a student had brought a weapon to the Gifford Street High School.

Officers searched the school and discovered the weapon inside a locker. No ammunition was found.

The student was charged with felony counts of possession of a firearm by a gang member, unlawful use of a weapon within 1000 feet of a school and unlawful use of a weapon.

“I am proud of the student who brought this information forward," Elgin Police Chief Jeffrey Swoboda said. "It is this type of brave action that leads to a safer community."

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