Friday, June 08, 2012
Colored Students, 14 and 15, accused of bringing gun to grammar school
Two students, 14 and 15, are accused of bringing a loaded gun into an elementary school in the Heart of Italy neighborhood, police said.
Officers were called to the Finkl School at 2332 S. Western Ave. Thursday morning after a student saw a 15-year-old boy hand a gun to a 14-year-old girl and told the assistant principal, according to police. The girl was called into the assistant principal’s office, where she was asked to open her purse for a security check, police said.
She opened her bag and took out a loaded Smith and Wesson 9mm semi automatic handgun, which she placed in the principal’s desk.
The girl told authorities she was asked by boy to “hold the gun till after school,’’ according to a police report.
Both were charged with unlawful use of a weapon, police said.
Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman Marielle released the following statement:
“CPS continues to make the safety and security of our students a priority,’’ according to the statement.
“We do not tolerate weapons of any kind on school grounds and school officials took the appropriate steps of notifying the Chicago Police who then took immediately action at the school,’’ the statement said.