Two teens are facing felony charges after they allegedly pointed a real handgun and a BB gun at a fellow Round Lake High School student outside her home, police said.
Anthony Sifuentes, 18, of the 24000 block of West Nippersink Road in Round Lake, and a 16-year-old boy, who also lives in the 24000 block of West Nippersink Road, were both charged with unlawful use of a loaded weapon without a FOID card and unlawful use of a loaded weapon without a concealed carry permit, both Class 4 felonies.
On Tuesday, a Round Lake High School student reported to the school resource officer that Sifuentes and the 16-year-old boy drove past her home in Round Lake Beach on Friday and pointed handguns at her while she was standing outside.
The female student, who knows the two offenders, also told police that the same incident happened again on Monday, the Round Lake Beach Police Department said.
Round Lake Police Department Commander Troy Akey said that officers were called to the school, located at 800 High School Drive in Round Lake, around 9 a.m. Tuesday and recovered a handgun in a vehicle belonging to one of the students who made the threat.
A BB gun, which looked like a real gun, was also located in the vehicle along with the real handgun, Round Lake Beach Deputy Police Chief Michael Scott said. Sifuentes and the 16-year-old student were located and taken into custody.
Round Lake Area Schools District 116 sent an email to parents around 1 p.m. Tuesday regarding the incident.
“This prompted an immediate investigation and search of two students and a vehicle on campus,” officials with the Round Lake Area Schools District 116 said in the email.
“It is important to note that a weapon was located inside of a student’s vehicle on school property. While there is no indication at this time there was any intent to use a weapon on school grounds, school district and police officials continue to investigate the incident fully,” school officials said in the email.
Sifuentes was transported to the Lake County Jail and the juvenile was released to his parent after being charged.