UPDATE: Investigators determined the student got the gun from 27 year-old Rashaad Byrd of Romeoville. He has since been taken into custody. Byrd is charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, no FOID, and child endangerment. He'll appear in bond court tomorrow morning.
ELGIN - Police confiscate a gun brought to a local elementary school by a 7 year-old student.
Officers were called to Harriet Gifford Elementary School around 10am. They had received a tip a student had brought a gun to the school. Staff advised officers the gun was inside a student's backpack, which was secured inside the school office.
The gun was a 9mm handgun and was loaded.
The student spoke with staff and officers. A search of the school yielded no further weapons. No charges have been filed at this time.