COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — Chicago Police officers Tasered a student at a West Side alternative school this week after he showed a handgun to another student and told her he would "get her," police said.
Carl O'Neil, 20, is accused of flashing a Ruger 9mm gun at the fellow student during lunch Wednesday at Austin Career Education Center, a private alternative school at 5352 W. Chicago Ave., according to a police report.
He threatened the 19-year-old, telling her he would "get her." She told school officials, who called O'Neil out of class and escorted him to a school office, according to court records.
But as soon as O'Neil spotted police waiting for him there, he tried to run.
One of the officers "immediately deployed [a] Taser," according to the police report.
O'Neil fell to the floor, as did an officer who was rounding a corner and chasing O'Neil, police said.
Officers cuffed O'Neil and found the gun in his waistband, according to the police report.
O'Neil, of the 100 block of North Lotus, was taken to a hospital after his arrest.
He appeared briefly in Cook County bond court Thursday with both hands bandaged.
He's charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, possessing a firearm with a defaced serial number and resisting arrest.
A judge ordered him held on $60,000 bond.