SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Springfield high school student has been detained after he brought a loaded handgun to school.
Superintendent Jennifer Gill tells The State Journal-Register that the 16-year-old Lanphier High School student showed the gun to a few other students Tuesday afternoon. She said the students immediately alerted administrators, security and police.
Police arrested the student and brought him to the Sangamon County Juvenile Detention Center.
A spokeswoman said the school planned to increase security.