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A student at Wauconda High School was found with a loaded gun shortly before dismissal Thursday and was arrested, police said.

The incident occurred at the Wauconda High School, located at 555 North Main Street.

Wauconda Police Department Public Information Officer Heather Cognac said a report was made to school administration shortly before dismissal of a student with a possible weapon inside the building.

Staff and the Wauconda police school resource officer immediately secured and took the student, a male juvenile, into custody, Cognac said.

The student was searched and a loaded handgun was recovered.

Police determined there was no intended targeted violence toward any staff or students, Cognac said.

Charges against the student are pending.

Wauconda police and an explosives detection K9 from Kane County conducted a search of the entire school as a precaution.

The police department will continue to provide extra patrols and a police presence at all Wauconda schools, Cognac said.

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Support services are also available to students.

A planned school assembly for Friday has been rescheduled.

“As always, we encourage students, parents, and staff to report information about any potential threat directed at the school or the community,” Cognac said.