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Streator High student facing charges in gun case

Charges are pending against a Streator High School student in connection with a handgun that was determined to be at the school earlier this week, officials said.

According to Streator police, there are no indications the student took the gun to school to threaten or harm any students or staff members.

Based on a tip to the school's resource officer, an investigation began Wednesday and ended Thursday, with officials learning that a handgun was brought into the school for a while Wednesday, Seaton said.

By the time details were collected, the superintendent said, the weapon had already been taken out of the building. Police said Friday the gun was later found at a Streator house.

"We have no additional details at this time as the investigation by the Streator Police Department is ongoing," SHS Superintendent Matt Seaton said in the letter. "We have no indications that any threat exists at this time, but as a precautionary measure, we will have additional security on hand (Friday) throughout the school day."

He said he appreciated how staff and the police handled the situation.

"We are also appreciative of the students who came forward throughout the investigation," Seaton said.

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