UPDATED: Student found with loaded handgun at Auburn Freshman Campus
Editor’s note: The following report was updated at 4:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 11.
By Joe McGehee
Rockford Public School District 205 Chief Communications Officer Mark Bonne and Executive Director of Schools Earl Hernandez announced that an additional student was found with a loaded handgun at the Auburn Freshman campus today, Friday, Dec. 11. This brings the number of arrests on weapons charges to two for the day in District 205.
It was discovered the student found with the loaded handgun at Auburn’s Freshman Campus was the younger brother of the student found wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a loaded .32-caliber handgun at the Auburn High School campus earlier this morning. (Click here for the story about the earlier arrest at Auburn.)
The 14-year-old student, arrested on the Auburn Freshman Campus, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of weapons and possession of cannabis with intent to deliver. The 16-year-old student, arrested at the Auburn High School campus, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of weapons, possession of body armor and no FOID.
“Incidents like these are the result of problems in the community spilling over into the schools,” said Bonne.
Also, Hernandez confirmed a third, unrelated, arrest at Auburn High School today. However, no information was made available about the details of the third arrest.
Check back to rockrivertimes.com for further updates on this breaking story.
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