14-year-old charged after bringing gun to Zion school

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ZION, Ill. —  A 14-year-old boy is facing serious charges after bringing a gun to school in the northern suburbs.

Administrators recovered the gun at Zion-Benton Township High School on Monday once they found out the student brought it into the building.

Police took the student into custody a short time later.

In a letter sent to parents, the superintendent called it an isolated incident.

The Chicago Tribune reports the suspect was arrested around 10 a.m. Monday morning and police confiscated a 9 mm handgun, Zion Deputy Chief Kirk Henderson said. Police said the gun was reported stolen out of Kenosha, Wis.

The 14-year-old was charged with three felonies, including possession of a stolen firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm,  police said.

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