Air guns raise false alarm in Elburn
By Steve Lord firstname.lastname@example.org August 30, 2013 6:22PM
Updated: October 2, 2013 6:40AM
ELBURN — A report of an armed person near an elementary school here Friday afternoon turned out to be a false alarm, Elburn police said.
The situation turned out to involve three 13-year-old males, two with Air Soft pellet pistols, and one wearing a dark blue utility vest that resembled body armor. No one was injured in the incident and at no time were students, staff, faculty or citizens in danger, police said.
The initial report came in just about 3:30 p.m. as school was letting out at John Stewart Elementary School. Police said a bus driver reported seeing an armed subject in body armor near the school.
Elburn police, assisted by the Kane County Sheriff’s Department and numerous surrounding jurisdictions, responded. Police said eventually units located the three teen-age subjects in a field two blocks south of the school.
After consulting with the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office, officials decided that no charges would be filed against the individuals. All three boys were released to their parents, police said.