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Boy charged for bringing gun, ammo to school

A 13-year-old student at Marsh Elementary School was charged with unlawful use of a weapon after he brought an unloaded gun and bullets to school.

Chicago police say the boy was found in the school play lot with a 3-inch knife in his pocket. Upon, further questioning by school administrators, he admitted that he brought an unloaded gun and ammo to school. Police say they located the gun and ammo inside the boy’s backpack in his locker.

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Parents attended a meeting at Marsh Elementary School today after a student was arrested for bringing an unloaded gun and ammunition to school.

One parent leaving the meeting called it a “hot mess.” Each parent was given just two minutes to speak.

Many parents were upset that they were not immediately told about the arrest Wednesday of a 13-year-old student.

Police say a .22 revolver and 33 bullets were discovered inside the locker of the student on Wednesday. A three-inch pocket knife was also in the student’s pocket.

The gun may belong to a relative of the child.

The teen appeared in Juvenile Court and was charged with unlawful use of a weapon.

Chicago Public Schools sent a letter home to parents saying: “We are working together with these departments in reviewing and modifying our security plan to maximize our existing resources and in identifying any needs to ensure a safe educational environment for our students.”

Marsh Elementary School does have metal detectors but the devices are primarily used for parents and visitors to pass through. That policy is now under review.

The teenager has since been released to the custody of his mother.

The 13-year-old boy goes to court next month.

Parents will meet at Marsh Elementary School Friday after a student was arrested for bringing an unloaded gun and ammunition to school.

Police say a .22 revolver and 33 bullets were discovered inside the locker of the 13-year-old student on Wednesday. A three-inch pocket knife was also in the student’s pocket.

The gun may belong to a relative of the child.

The teen appeared in Juvenile Court and was charged with unlawful use of a weapon.

Chicago Public Schools sent a letter home to parents saying: “We are working together with these departments in reviewing and modifying our security plan to maximize our existing resources and in identifying any needs to ensure a safe educational environment for our students.”

Marsh Elementary School does have metal detectors but the devices are primarily used for parents and visitors to pass through. That policy is now under review.

The teenager has since been released to the custody of his mother.

The 13-year-old boy goes to court next month.

A 13-year-old Chicago student faces a juvenile court judge Thursday morning after authorities found a gun and bullets in a bag stored in his school locker Wednesday.

Chicago police say the boy attending Marsh Elementary School at 99th and Exchange was in the playlot around 1 p.m. when he allegedly was found with a 3-inch knife in his pocket. Upon further questioning by school administrators, he admitted that he brought an unloaded gun and bullets earlier that morning.

Police responded and searched the locker where they found the boy’s backpack with an unloaded gun and an unknown number of bullets inside.

The boy has been charged with felony unlawful use of a weapon.

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