A 15-year-old student at Foreman High School brought a handgun to school this morning but was stopped going through the school’s X-ray machine.
The boy was asked to put his book bag through the X-ray machine but refused twice, according to police.
He tried to pass the bag to his mother, entering the school at the same time, but she refused to take it.
Security officers took the bag, opened it and found an unloaded .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun.
The boy was then placed under arrest. He has been charged as an adult with unlawful use of a weapon in a school zone.
In a statement, Chicago Public Schools spokesperson Robyn Ziegler said, “CPS does not tolerate the presence of any weapon of any kind on school property for the safety and security of our schools, students, staff and visitors. School officials took the appropriate steps and contacted CPD. At no time were any students in jeopardy.”