Illinois high school student caught with gun in her car

Jan. 31, 2008
17-year-old from Schaumburg High School allegedly talked about bringing gun to school to shoot two students

A Schaumburg (Ill.) High School student has been charged with felony possession of a stolen firearm and two misdemeanors after she allegedly stashed a stolen gun in her car and talked about killing two other students. Prosecutors say Ashley M. Ross, 17, decided to leave the loaded pistol and a box of ammunition in the car, which she parked several blocks from the high school, because she didn't want to go to jail. The teen's purported targets were a female friend and the friend's boyfriend. Following a parent's tip, a Schaumburg police officer based at the school identified Ross as the suspect and found the gun in her car.
Click here to read The Chicago Tribune article.

ALSO: Two Mundelein (Ill.) High School juniors e-mailed a bomb threat to the school last week because they wanted to go home early. Authorities say Dylan Britt, 17, and James Voss, 17, have been charged with making a false terrorist threat, a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. Click here to read The Chicago Tribune article.

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