Police: Former student in custody after entering Bolingbrook High School with gun
BOLINGBROOK — After class was dismissed Tuesday, a former Bolingbrook High School student entered the campus with a gun, according to the Bolingbrook Police Department.
About 2:17 p.m. Tuesday, Tyron Hughes, 18, entered Bolingbrook High School with what school officials deemed a handgun; Hughes then fled the area after school security and Bolingbrook police officers approached him, according to Bolingbrook Lt. Mike Rompa.
Officers attempted to locate Hughes Tuesday evening without success, police said.
On Wednesday, Bolingbrook High School security and police reviewed the video from the incident. In the video, they observed Hughes in a stairwell displaying a handgun, Rompa said. Bolingbrook officers were able to locate Hughes at his residence about 10:49 a.m. Wednesday, and he was taken into custody.
Hughes was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, aggravated battery, obstructing/resisting and criminal trespass, police said. He was subsequently transported to the Will County Adult Detention Facility.
The incident was first reported about 4 p.m. Wednesday when Valley View Superintendent James Mitchem released a statement on the district's Facebook page.
"We continue to work with our local law enforcement officials to ensure the safety of all students and staff," Mitchem said in the post. "This incident serves as another reminder that all security measures must be taken very seriously."
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