Fenger H.S. student charged with bringing gun to school
BY RUMMANA HUSSAIN Criminal Courts Reporter email@example.com May 30, 2013 1:24PM
Updated: May 30, 2013 7:56PM
A Fenger High School sophomore allegedly brought an unloaded gun to the Far South Side school Wednesday morning.
Antoine D. Rogers walked though the security gate with his backpack on once — but he hesitated when he was asked to walk through a second time, Cook County prosecutors said.
The 16-year-old walked away, allegedly telling school officials he wanted to go home because he had a stomach ache, Assistant State’s Attorney Jacqueline Kwilos said at his bond hearing Thursday afternoon.
When a security guard reached into the backpack, she found a .22-caliber gun in Rogers’ bag, according to a Chicago Police report.
The teen later made admissions about the weapon in his backpack, Kwilos said.
Judge Israel Desierto ordered Rogers, of the 100 block of 112th Street, held in lieu of $25,000 bond Thursday for unlawful use of a weapon on school grounds.
Fenger High School made national headlines in 2009 when honors student Derrion Albert was beaten to death after he inadvertently walked into a fight between two groups of feuding students near the school.