2 Men Charged After Guns Were Found In Car Outside Lyons Township High School South Campus; Discovery Canceled Homecoming Dance

Two men have been charged after guns were found on the grounds of Lyons Township High School South Campus in Western Springs.

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October 4th 2021

2 Men Charged After Guns Were Found In Car Outside Lyons Township High School South Campus; Discovery Canceled Homecoming Dance

WESTERN SPRINGS, Ill. (CBS) — Two men have been charged after guns were found on the grounds of Lyons Township High School South Campus in Western Springs.

According to police Demitrus R. Ross, 19, of Harvey and Donny J. Starkes, 19, of Blue Island, IL were each charged with one count of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon/Possession of Firearm on School Grounds. They are Class 3 Felonies.

(Credit: Western Springs Police)

Ross and Starkes were taken to the Cook County Department of Corrections Sunday where Judge David Navarro set bond for each at $10,000 cash bond or 10% with electronic monitoring.

(Credit: Western Springs Police)

At 4:15 p.m., Western Springs police were called for a fight that broke out after the Lyons Township-Proviso West football game, and also for a report of a weapon at South Campus.

Western Springs police found an empty parked car in the parking lot for the Lyons Township South Campus, at 4900 S. Willow Springs Rd. in Western Springs, and they found two handguns under the driver and front passenger seats.

While Western Springs police do not believe there was any threat to the community, the Lyons Township South campus remained the site of an active investigation Saturday night. Thus, Lyons Township canceled the Homecoming dance, which was supposed to be held at the South Campus.

Police took two unarmed suspects into custody and towed the car away. No one was hurt.

Authorities said a visible police presence will be increased over the next week at Lyons Township High School.

(Source : https://chicago.cbslocal.com)
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