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."