Video shows teens brandishing gun; threatening students

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY — Three teens face charges after an incident at Centennial High School. It happened Friday.

Lucas McQueen, 18, and two juveniles, 16 & 17, all of Champaign, were arrested after a Facebook live video was seen by school officials. The 17-year old was seen brandishing a handgun and making threats towards students.

The threat is reportedly the result of a fight between the teens and several others at the school earlier in the day.

Police found the teens in a vehicle near the high school and a search of the vehicle yielded a loaded .22-caliber revolver which appeared to be the same weapon seen in the video.

All three are charged with two class 4 felonies: disorderly conduct for making threats over electronic communication toward people at school and aggravated unlawful use of a firearm.

The juveniles were also charged with a class 3 felony for possession of a firearm without a FOID card. Investigators say the 16-year old gave the weapon to the 17-year old who is currently on probation out of Cook County for aggravated unlawful use of a firearm.

Bond for McQueen was set at $50,000. He’s scheduled to return to court December 6.

The juveniles are scheduled for status hearings on November 16 and 17. State’s Attorney Julia Rietz petitioned to have the 17-year old charged as an adult based on his criminal history and seriousness of the crime.

A fourth juvenile was in the vehicle at the time of the arrests, but was released to his parents.

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