A Collinsville High School student fired a gun into a ditch at a school bus stop, Collinsville police said Wednesday.
Two students, both juveniles, were taken into police custody and were transported to the St. Clair County Juvenile Detention Center, where they were awaiting formal charges, according to a news release from Collinsville police.
The gun was discharged at a bus stop in unincorporated Collinsville on Wednesday at 8:15 a.m, and the students then brought the gun and a magazine into the school in their backpacks, the news release said. The school resource officer at the high school found a magazine belonging to a firearm in a male student’s backpack and an unloaded firearm in a female student’s backpack.
There was never a threat issued to harm any students or faculty at Collinsville High School.
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Because the students are juveniles, their names and ages were not released.
This is at least the fourth gun-related incident at a metro-east school in two weeks. On Sept. 18, police confiscated a firearm from a student at Cahokia High School. Two days later, a student robbed two other students while displaying a weapon as they watched a high school football practice at Cahokia High School, according to police.
On Tuesday, a student at Emge Junior High School in Belleville brought a BB gun to school, police said.
The Cahokia school district requested extra police presence at the high school and planned to step up security procedures.