A 13-year-old student at Aurora's Washington Middle School faces charges after allegedly bringing a loaded handgun to school.
The boy has been charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after the gun was found in his locker Monday afternoon. Authorities say a teacher and administrator searched the locker after the teacher noticed a group of students gathering around it. The gun was found in a book bag.
Authorities say a preliminary investigation suggested the student brought the handgun to show friends. It belongs to a relative.
The boy was lodged at the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center in St. Charles before a Tuesday status hearing.
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