3:53 PM CDT, April 12, 2013
Two 15-year-old boys have been charged after an unloaded shotgun was found in a locker at Gifford Street High School in Elgin Thursday morning.
Police received the tip that led authorities to search the locker at about 11:30 a.m.
Police and administrators locked down the building and searched the school, lockers and students. It was during the search that police found the unloaded shotgun.
"No ammunition or other unsafe items were found in the school," according to the Elgin police department.
A Streamwood boy was taken into custody and initially transported to the Elgin Police Department. Upon further investigation, officials said a 15-year-old Elgin boy was also arrested and charged after discovering that the firearm was allegedly sold from one student to the other while on school grounds.
Both students were charged with possession of a firearm by a gang member, unlawful use of a weapon within 1,000 feet of a school and unlawful use of a weapon, all felony charges.
The teens were detained at the Kane County Youth Home pending a detention hearing. Their names were not available because they are juveniles.
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