Boy Arrested After Bringing Gun to School on South Side, Police Say

By Kyla Gardner on January 10, 2013 1:36pm 

 A 13-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday after an unloaded gun and bullets were found in his locker at a South Deering school, police said.
A 13-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday after an unloaded gun and bullets were found in his locker at a South Deering school, police said.
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CHICAGO — A 13-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday after police found an unloaded gun and bullets in his locker at a South Deering school, police said.

Security at the school in the 9900 block of South Exchange Avenue were alerted about 1 p.m. that the boy had bullets, police said.

When they questioned him, the boy told security he had found a gun and bullets and brought them to school, police said.

The ammunition and unloaded gun were found in his locker, and the boy was also carrying a three-inch folding knife, officials said.

The boy was arrested and charged with unlawful use of a weapon as a juvenile, police said.

A judge released the boy to his mother Thursday. He is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 26, according to the Cook County State's Attorney's office.

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