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Police Find Small Arsenal In NIU Student's Dorm Room

DEKALB - A Northern Illinois University student is under arrest.

DEKALB - A Northern Illinois University student is under arrest.

Kevin Ouwenga, 29, was taken into custody after police found guns and body armor in his dorm at New Hall West.

Investigators say a school worker was sorting mail at the residence hall, that's when she found a package carrying gun parts.  The package was addressed to Ouwenga.  After searching his room, NIU police found an unassembled AR-15 rifle, a handgun, and ammo.

Ouwenga does have a FOID card.  Still, he's charged with unlawful possession of a stored weapon and could receive up to five years in prison.  NIU says no guns are allowed on campus.

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