(Michigan City, IN) - A Michigan City High School student has been accused of bringing a gun to school.
According to police, the 16-year-old boy displayed the gun to other students in one of the restrooms at Michigan City High on September 11th.
Police became involved the day after, having received a tip and then conducting an investigation that resulted in the juvenile being arrested two days later at his residence.
The evidence included a Snap Chat video of the boy, allegedly showing the gun to classmates in the restroom. He was absent from school the next two days, taken into custody after a brief foot chase.
The individual has been charged with the Unlawful Carrying of a Handgun on School Property, a Level 5 Felony, along with Pointing a Firearm and Criminal Recklessness, both Level 6 Felonies, and Misdemeanor Child in Possession of a Firearm.
An advisement was sent electronically and to the phones of all the students' parents once the tip about the gun in school was verified.