Two men have been charged after guns with extended magazines were found in a car on Saturday in the parking lot of the south campus of the lycée in the canton of Lyon, prompting authorities to cancel the prom from school.
Demetrius Ross and Donny Starkes, both 19, are each charged with one count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon in possession of a firearm on school grounds, a Western Springs Police said in a statement.
Officers responded to the school on Saturday afternoon after a scuffle broke out following a home football game against Proviso West High School. After the incident, someone reported two suspicious people who may have been armed, police said.
Ross and Starkes fit the description, and two police officers stopped them as they attempted to get into a Chrysler 200 in the parking lot, police said.
A third officer spotted two guns in the Chrysler, one under the driver’s seat and another under the passenger seat, police said. Officers searched the car and recovered two Glock 9mm handguns, one with an extended 30 round magazine and the other with an extended 29 round magazine.
Ross and Starkes did not have handguns with them when they were arrested, and they are not students from the Canton of Lyon, police said.
They appeared in court on Sunday and were each sentenced to $ 10,000 bail.
The reunion ball at South Campus, 4900 S. Willow Springs Road has been canceled. And there will be an increased police presence over the next week at the school, officials said.