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.