File Photo – Jefferson Elementary School | Photo: CUSD 50

Police responded to an elementary school in Harvard after an 11-year-old boy brought a BB gun and a butterfly knife to school, authorities said.

The Harvard Police Department was dispatched around 2:15 p.m. last Wednesday to Jefferson Elementary School, 1200 North Jefferson Street in Harvard.

Harvard Chief of Police Tyson A. Bauman said it was reported a student brought prohibited items to the school.

The school resource officer was first alerted to the situation.

Additional Harvard officers and the police administration responded to the school.

Officers conducted a thorough investigation in conjunction with Harvard Community Unit School District 50 administration.

“Please be advised there is no active threat, and at no point was there any danger to students or staff,” the police department said in a statement on the day of the incident.

Bauman said it was determined that a student, an 11-year-old Harvard boy, brought a metal training butterfly knife and a BB handgun.

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The child was issued an informal station adjustment for disorderly conduct, Bauman said.

An informal station adjustment is an alternative to formal charges brought by the state’s attorney’s office.

An informal station adjustment allows a police officer to impose certain conditions on a juvenile, according to state law.

If the juvenile refuses or fails to abide by the conditions, police may impose a formal station adjustment or refer the matter to the state’s attorney’s office.

Bauman said the student was released to a parent after being given the informal station adjustment.