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Update: Officers determined that the firearm had been discharged and a spent bullet fragment was located in a hallway ceiling at East High School.


 





UPDATE:

Three juveniles charged after a weapon investigation at East High School.

On Thursday, January 27, 2022, at approximately 11:05 a.m., the
Rockford Police Department’s Student Resource Officer at East High School was advised
that a gun was brought into the school. During the investigation, officers located and
recovered the weapon.

Officers also determined that the firearm had been discharged
and a spent bullet fragment was located in a hallway ceiling.

There were no injuries to students or staff.

After a review of the facts of the case, the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office
authorized the following charges:
Juvenile Male, 15, Rockford

Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon

Reckless Discharge

Juvenile Female, 15, Rockford

Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon

Juvenile Male, 14, Rockford

Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon

The charges against them are merely accusations.

All individuals are considered innocent
unless proven guilty in a court of law.

 

 



Three people are in custody after Rockford Police were called to investigate a tip that a weapon was brought on to school property at East High School, located at 2929 Charles Street.

Officers found the weapon and have placed three suspects in custody.

There are no reports of any students or staff injured in this incident today.

Students were reportedly released early today.

We will update when we receive further information on this incident.

Per the Rockford Police Department:

WEAPONS INVESTIGATION: A gun was located and recovered at East High School today. Three suspects are in custody at this time and further details will be provided as available.

 

 

 



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