A student was arrested at Hoffman Estates High School after police found a handgun in the student’s backpack on Friday morning.
The student was among three arrested for fighting at the school at 1100 W. Higgins Road around 7:40 a.m., police said.
A school resource officer who arrested them found a 9mm handgun in one of the student’s backpacks, police said. Authorities placed the school on “soft lockdown” as they determined there was no other threat.
The minor with the gun was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property, unlawful possession of ammunition and disorderly conduct, police said.
The other two students were charged with disorderly conduct.