Rockford East High student arrested after stolen handgun found in backpack
Online Staff Report
A 16-year-old Rockford East High School student has been arrested after a stolen handgun was found in his backpack.
At approximately 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 17, Rockford police working at East High School, 2929 Charles St., Rockford, recovered a loaded handgun in the backpack of a student. The handgun was determined to be stolen.
An unnamed juvenile, 16, of Rockford, has been charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a firearm (younger than 18 years of age) and possession of a stolen firearm.
The juvenile was taken to the Winnebago County Juvenile Assessment Center.
Posted May 17, 2012
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