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Student charged with bringing loaded gun to Dunbar Vocational High School’s parking lot

Updated: February 7, 2013 2:08PM

A Dunbar Vocational High School student was charged with allegedly bringing a loaded gun into the South Side school’s parking lot earlier this week.

An off-duty Chicago Police officer first saw Raymond Galloway, 15, holding the weapon at a nearby gas station around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at 31st and Michigan, assistant Cook County state’s attorney James Pontrelli said.

The officer called 911 and followed Galloway as the teenager made his way toward the school in the 3000 block of South King Drive, Pontrelli said.

When the teenagers saw the officer, he grabbed his waistband — where he kept his .22 caliber revolver — and began to run, Pontrelli said. Galloway was only on the school grounds for a short period but Pontrelli said there were many students on the property at the time.

Galloway, who is currently on a 40-day suspension from school, was arrested after a short pursuit. His weapon, which was loaded with six live rounds, was recovered, Pontrelli said.

Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil ordered Galloway, of the 4300 block of South Champlain, held in lieu of $20,000 bail Thursday.

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