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2 charged in Streator High gun case

Two people have been charged in connection with the presence of a gun at Streator High School last month, the state's attorney's office said Wednesday.

Officials declined to release details about the crime, saying juvenile information is confidential under state law.

"We got a gun off the street. That is the primary purpose," State's Attorney Karen Donnelly said in an interview. "That is all I can say."

She and Assistant State's Attorney Greg Sticka wouldn't reveal the gender of the suspects, whether they were students or the nature of the charges.

"We are talking about juvenile proceedings. There are strict rules on what we can say. The public is not allowed in juvenile court," Sticka said. "We cannot give you names or particulars, other than to say these two were believed to have had a firearm on school property."

Last month, Streator police said they learned a gun was taken onto school property Jan. 24. They started their investigation later that day, but by that time, the gun had already been taken out of the building. It was later found at a Streator house, police said.

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

On Tuesday, Superintendent Matt Seaton told the school board the school had taken more security measures since last month's incident. He said he would provide greater detail to the board behind closed doors.

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