SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) — Police say two students accused of planning to carry out a shooting at their suburban Chicago middle school didn’t have any weapons nor apparently any access to guns.
Police in Skokie said in a statement that a student at McCracken Middle School learned that she was a possible target and told school officials. Police responded Wednesday and took two boys, ages 13 and 14, into custody.
Police announced Thursday evening that no weapons were recovered and that the boys, who are from Skokie, have been released pending possible charges as juveniles.
Police interviewed other students who may have known about the plan as well.
No details have been released about the plan, but police say social media may have been involved. The investigation is ongoing.