Felony charges for student allegedly found with gun on West Aurora HS campus


AURORA, Ill. — A West Aurora High School student faces felony charges after allegedly possessing a firearm on campus grounds.

Officers with Aurora Police Department responded to the school Tuesday around noon following reports of a student with a gun. After detaining the juvenile, police said officers located a firearm in the student’s backpack.

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Kane County prosecutors charged the student with five counts of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of aggravated battery to a peace officer and one count of FOID card violation.

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According to police, the student did not have plans for violence against [West Aurora High School].

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