CHICAGO — A south suburban man who walked into Julian High School armed with a gun and claiming to be a U.S. Marshal was there looking for a job, prosecutors said.
Brandon Salvatore, 22, of Richton Park, was charged with two felonies — false impersonation of a federal employee and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon without a concealed carry license — after the incident at Julian High School at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, according to a police statement.
Salvatore was wearing a green bullet-proof vest with a large police patch on the back, according to a police report. When school officials asked him if he was law enforcement, Salvatore allegedly told them he was a U.S. Marshal. However, when pressed, he could not produce any credentials.
He was arrested at the school, 10330 S. Elizabeth St. in Washington Heights, and jailed.
When Salvatore appeared briefly in court on Friday, prosecutors said he went to the school looking for work.
Salvatore is employed by a suburban security firm, according to a police report, but he's not licensed to carry a gun. Bail was set at $10,000.