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16-year-old faces 2 1/2 years in juvenile prison for bringing a gun to Bloomington High School


A student who brought a loaded handgun to Bloomington High School last fall has been sentenced to 2 ½ years at a state prison for juveniles.

McLean County prosecutors charged the 16-year-old from Bloomington as an adult for several felony charges for bringing the 9 mm pistol into the school. He pleaded guilty in April.

McLean County Judge Casey Costigan handed down the sentence this week. The teenager was given credit for time already served in juvenile custody.

A school resource officer at BHS discovered the gun during a search of the student’s possessions last November. Police said the teen made no threat of violence.

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