A 14-year-old Glenbard West High School student from Glendale Heights brought a BB gun to campus on Saturday, Oct. 15, and according to officials no one was injured.
Glenbard High School District 87 and Glen Ellyn Police say the investigation is still ongoing and are releasing few details.
Officials won't say if the student was inside the building with the weapon or at Saturday's football game at Duchon Field against York High School.
District officials are saying little about the consequences the student will face. Peg Mannion, district 87 spokesperson, told Patch Thursday, "Students who violate this policy are subject to suspension and/or recommendation to the Board of Education for expulsion."
Deputy Police Chief Bill Holmer said no tickets have been issued at this time.
Glenbard West Principal Jane Thorsen released a statement on the district's website, which states charges will be filed.
“We are treating this incident with the utmost seriousness,” said Thorsen. “Any student who brings any such materials to school will be subject to strict disciplinary measures. Please be advised that soft-air guns, squirt guns, or any other type of toy that resembles a weapon is forbidden at school.”
In the statement, Thorsen also encourages parents to have a discussion with their children about making wise decisions.
Recently, windows were shot out at the Lake Ellyn boathouse and a resident's rear car window was shattered. According to police reports, the property damage was caused by a BB gun or pellet gun. However, Holmer said there's no link between these incidents and the student in possession of the BB gun.
This is the second incident this year involving a weapon at a Glen Ellyn school.
On Sept. 8, a verbal altercation at Hadley Junior High School lead a student to “show” a peer a pocket knife.
Holmer previously told Patch the altercation began when, “One kid asked the other kid if he was a member of a specific gang. We think it was based on the color of the kid's jacket,” said Holmer.
Police later ruled that incident was not gang related.