Lake Station police arrest River Forest High School student with gun at school: superintendent

Chicago Tribune 1 month ago

Police arrested a student Tuesday at River Forest High School after school officials said he brought a gun to school.

The male student, who is a senior, was taken into custody by Lake Station police about noon, said River Forest Schools Superintendent Steve Disney.

No one was injured, he said.

Disney said a student reported to a teacher that the male student had a gun. The teacher told Principal Ryan Pitcock who confronted the student and isolated him in a room until police arrived.

“Thank God, the student reported it,” said Disney.

He said the school didn’t go on lockdown.

“As soon as it happened, we immediately identified the kid and got the gun so we didn’t think it was necessary,” he said.

Disney said staff members and parents were notified Tuesday afternoon.

“I’m thankful our administration responded quickly and a student reported it. That’s what we have to do in all our schools and society today,” Disney said.

The Lake Station police couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

Carole Carlson is a freelance reporter for the Post-Tribune.


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