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Crime & Courts

OHS students disciplined in theft of lookalike guns at U of I

The Armory at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
The Armory at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Three Oswego High School students were accused of taking lookalike weapons from the ROTC Armory at the University of Illinois while they attended a track meet earlier this month, School District 308 officials confirmed Tuesday, March 13.

“There were three students from Oswego High School who were involved in the incident,” Superintendent John Sparlin said Tuesday. “A school investigation was conducted and appropriate disciplinary measures were taken.” 

According to the University of Illinois Police Department, the students had attended a track meet on March 3 at the Armory building at 505 E. Armory Ave. in Champaign, and took the simulated weapons from a storage room.

According to university police, the Oswego Police Department reported the recovery of the weapons to ROTC officials, who notified university police.

The students are not under any criminal investigation “at this time” by the Oswego Police Department, department spokesperson Cathy Nevara said Tuesday.

A message sent to the University of Illinois Division of Public Safety was not returned as of press time.

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