FREEPORT, Ill. (WTVO) — A 15-year-old Freeport teen was arrested at the Freeport Public Library on Tuesday after he allegedly posted images and live videos of himself with a pistol at the library.
According to the Freeport Police Department, a detective discovered the images and live videos posted by the boy, who referenced his location was “at a library.”
Officers initially responded to the Freeport High School library before moving to the Freeport Public Library, where the suspect was located and taken into custody.
A metal BB gun that resembled a real semiautomatic pistol was allegedly found in the 15-year-old’s coat.
He was taken to the Freeport Police Department and released to a parent after being processed, according to police.