Student Found with Gun at East High School; Placed on Lockdown

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A Stateline student is in custody tonight after bringing a gun to school.

Several of you tipped us off on Facebook that East High School was on a hard lockdown this morning.

Here's what happened: school leaders tell us a parent called and claimed a student was armed.

Police Officers were called in and the weapon was found without incident. The student is a minor so no name has been released at this time.

Rockford Police tell us the unnamed 16-year-old male is being charged with unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a firearm, and posseion of a stolen firearm.

Harlem High School was also placed on lockdown today because of a report of shots fired nearby; however, school officials tell us the reports were unfounded and it was done as a precaution.


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