Lockdown lifted at Barrington High School, student in custody

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BARRINGTON, Ill. — In the northwest suburbs, Barrington High School was on lockdown Monday morning.

Police say a student was seen with a gun in his waistband. That student was arrested at the high school, but officials said no shots were fired and no one was hurt.

A teacher spotted a 16-year old student inside of a school bathroom with a gun in his waistband. Police were notified and the school was placed on lockdown at about 10:30 this morning.

The boy was found with an unloaded handgun and ammunition in a backpack.

School officials say all students and staff were kept in their classrooms during the lockdown and were safe.

Barrington police say the 15-year-old suspect will be charged, but didn’t specify the exact charges. Authorities determined he was working alone.

School officials say they’ll review the possibility of adding metal detectors.