A student at a Chicago high school was arrested on Monday afternoon after he brought a handgun and ammunition into the building.
According to The Blaze, the student was caught after a faculty member spotted him with a gun in the bathroom and immediately reported it at around 10:30am. Barrington High School was immediately put on lockdown and police reportedly responded in less than one minute.
Nobody was injured and no shots were fired, and the lockdown was lifted at 11:15am.
“All students are safe, everyone is accounted for, and police remain on site to assist with school personnel,” Barrington District 220 Superintendent Brian Harris and Barrington Police Chief David Dorn said in an email to parents. “We want to commend all members of the high school community for immediately responding to the lockdown and following all security protocols. As a result, the student was identified and apprehended and the safety of everyone was verified.”
Dorn added that when police arrested the student, they were able “to ensure there were no accomplices.”
Sources say the handgun was found unloaded in the student’s backpack.