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Police: lockdown at Peoria High caused by 14-year-old who pulled gun on another student

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PEORIA (WEEK) -- Peoria High School was on lockdown for about two hours on Wednesday morning around 10am after a student pulled a gun on another.

Peoria Police responded to that incident, and report in a press release, that it stemmed from an altercation between two students.

According to police, a 14-year-old male student pulled a gun on a 16-year-old male student. The gun fell to the floor after a struggle ensued between the two. Another student not involved in the incident was able to grab the gun and hand it to a teacher.

There were no reported injuries. The gun recovered was found to be unloaded and reportedly stolen.

The 14-year-old student was arrested and taken to the Peoria County Juvenile Detention Center for unlawful use a weapon on school grounds, possession of a stolen firearm, aggravated assault, and unauthorized possession of a weapon on school grounds

In a letter to families, Peoria Public School officials said, “No one was injured during the incident, all of our students are currently safe and we are currently following all safety protocols. I am sending this to keep you updated and to assure you that your student is safe.”

Sheridan Swathwood

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