A student remains held in custody and has been charged with multiple felonies after police say he brought a loaded gun to Wauconda High School.
Wauconda Police Department Public Information Officer Heather Cognac said a report was made to school administration shortly before dismissal on Thursday.
A student was reported to be in possession of a 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.
Wauconda police and an explosives detection K9 from Kane County conducted a search of the entire school as a precaution.
The police department is conducting extra patrols and has increased police presence at all Wauconda schools, Cognac said.
Support services are also available to students. A planned school assembly for Friday was 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.
The male juvenile has since been charged with three counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, a Class 4 felony, and one count of unlawful use of a weapon, a Class 3 felony.
He remains held in secure detention, Cognac said Friday.