Illinois police say a student brought a loaded gun to the school in suburban Chicago

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Illinois police say a high school student was arrested Thursday after allegedly bringing a loaded gun to school.

The incident happened at Wauconda High School when police informed school staff before the dismissal that there was a possible weapon in the building, according to FOX 32.

Shortly after informing school staff of the possible weapon, the Wauconda High School resource officer and school staff arrested a male student. A loaded handgun was found in the student’s possession after a search.

The Wauconda Police Department said it determined there was no plan for targeted violence against students or staff.

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Charges are pending for the student, according to police.

Due to the incident, additional police officers will be patrolling schools across the city.

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“As always, we encourage students, parents and staff to report any potential threats directed at the school or the community,” Wauconda police said in a statement.

Wauconda is about an hour northwest of Chicago.

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