Island Lake Middle School Lockdown: Loaded Gun Confiscated From Student (VIDEO)
A middle school in north suburban Chicago went into lockdown after a student brought a loaded gun to school.
Matthews Middle School, located at 3500 Darrell Road in Island Lake, Ill., was locked down around 8:10 a.m. Monday, CBS Chicago reports. The lockdown was called off at 11:10 a.m., the Northwest Herald reports.
In a statement [PDF] posted on Wauconda Unit District 118's website, Dr. Coles, the district's superintendent, wrote that two students informed school officials that a classmate had brought a gun to school. The principal and assistant principal subsequently removed the student from class and found the weapon.
According to NBC Chicago, the gun has been confiscated and the student has been taken into police custody. The boy has been charged with unlawful use of weapon, disorderly conduct and reckless conduct, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Parents were critical of the school, which some said did not contact them until after after the gun was confiscated and the lockdown was lifted, ABC Chicago reports.