Teens drive up to high school; Officers find loaded handgun inside SUV

Memorial High School
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A loaded handgun was found Saturday inside a stolen SUV that was parked outside Memorial High School, officials said.

Police said five teenagers drove up in the stolen SUV around 1:30 p.m. and ran into the school, which none of them attend. Security stopped three of the teens for trespassing, but two others got loose in the hallways and were chasing a Memorial student.

The teens and the student had been on opposing teams during a recreational basketball game earlier that day at a different school, according to a release.

When officers arrived, they found the five teens outside the school. Two 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old were cited for trespassing. Two other 16-year-olds were taken to the Juvenile Reception Center. One faces tentative charges of operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent and trespassing. The other faces tentative charges of being a passenger in a stolen car and trespassing.

The SUV was reportedly stolen out of Shorewood Hills. Several other items found inside the SUV were reportedly stolen during a Middleton burglary, and police are looking into where the gun may have come from.