A 17-year-old male student and Glendale Heights resident brought a folding knife to on Thursday, Nov. 10.
According to Deputy Police Chief Bill Holmer, the male did not harm or threaten students in the building. Holmer said the knife was not "displayed in any way."
The teen admitted to being a member of the Latin Kings gang, and reportedly was in possession of the knife for protection, according to Holmer.
Patch contacted school district officials who said they would comment later this afternoon.
This is the third incident involving a weapon at a Glen Ellyn school this year.
The juvenile was charged with unlawful use of a weapon and was released to his parents, according to police reports.
Around 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, school officials released the following statement to Patch:
"We are prohibited from speaking about student discipline matters. What I can tell you is that the safety of our students, faculty and staff is our No. 1 priority. We have an ongoing dialogue with our students about making good decisions."
"We treat any situations that violate our Board of Education policy regarding student conduct very seriously. Possession, sale, use or transfer of any firearm, knife, or other object that may be reasonably considered to be a weapon is clearly outlined as prohibited student conduct in our policy. Any student who brings such materials to school is subject to strict disciplinary measures and is reported to police."