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Look-alike gun found at Woodstock High School, official says

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock High School student was arrested this afternoon after staff saw him with a look-alike gun on school property.

Alejandro Duron, 18, 1621 Halma Lane, Woodstock, was charged with disorderly conduct, according to a release from the Woodstock Police Department.

A school employee saw the look-alike gun while walking through the south parking lot at the school, 501 W. South St., around 12:30 p.m. today, District 200 spokeswoman Carol Smith said.

A student was showing the non-functional BB gun to another student, according to the release.

"The weapon never entered the school building, and police determined that there was never any potential danger to students and staff at Woodstock High School," Smith said.

Parents were notified about the incident, and the school never went into lockdown, Smith said.

Duron was released after posting $120 bond. His next court date is March 7.

Students caught bringing weapons or look-alike weapons to school face mandatory expulsion of at least a year but not more than two years, according to the district's parent and student handbook.

- Emily K. Coleman

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