Wauconda High School Student Arrested After Allegedly Bringing Loaded Weapon to Class

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Police in suburban Wauconda say that a student was arrested after allegedly bringing a loaded weapon to school on Thursday afternoon.

Authorities say that school officials received a call on Thursday afternoon about a student potentially having a weapon in the building.

The school’s resource officer and administrators were able to locate the student, and a search revealed a loaded handgun, according to a press release.

Wauconda police say that there was “no intended targeted violence” toward any other students or staff members.

A safety search was conducted using a Kane County K-9 unit. Extra patrols by Wauconda police will also be implemented at all area schools in coming days as a precaution.

Criminal charges are pending against the student, according to police.

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