HS Coach Charged with Bringing Gun on Campus

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Chicago Daily Herald


Police arrested a 36-year-old volunteer football coach at Bartlett High School on Friday on allegations he brought an unloaded firearm onto school grounds where it was prohibited.

Peter J. Naughton of the 2600 block of West Superior Street in Chicago is charged with carrying a concealed weapon in a prohibited area, a misdemeanor, Bartlett police said Monday. About 6 p.m. Friday, officers responded to a report that an unloaded firearm had been found inside the Bartlett High School Activities Complex.

Officers determined that the unloaded firearm fell out of Naughton's backpack during pregame warm-ups, police said Naughton was released on a $1,500 individual bond with a court date of Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the DuPage County courthouse in Wheaton.

Officials with Elgin Area School District U-46 could not immediately be reached for comment. Schools and offices were closed Monday for the Columbus Day holiday.

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