EPD finds no credible threat after Chute Middle School handgun investigation

William Tong, Assistant City Editor

Content warning: This article contains discussions of guns.

Evanston Police Department determined the student displaying a handgun to other students Feb. 6 at Chute Middle School posed “no credible threat” to students or school officials, according to a department press release Thursday. 

The handgun was stolen from a vehicle, according to the press release. 

School officials approached the armed student and recovered the handgun without incident. After officers responded to the report, they took custody of the firearm and transported the student to the police station for investigation.

The student was charged with unlawful use of a weapon on school grounds and has been referred to juvenile court. 

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @william2tong

Related Stories: 

Handgun recovered from Chute Middle School student

Asbestos found in Chute Middle School gymnasium

District 65 School Board announces Mya Wilkins as new member