Belleville teen charged in HS gun scare

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KSDK) – A former Belleville West High School student faces a misdemeanor charge after a gun scare at the school Thursday morning.

Officers responded to the high school around 10 a.m. after a report of someone pointing a gun out of a SUV toward a group of football players, according to Belleville police.

Multiple area agencies, including Belleville police, St. Clair County Sheriff's Department, Metro East Auto Task Force and Millstadt, investigated the report and campus.

Police conducted a felony traffic stop on a white Chevrolet Yukon and detained three people, according to authorities. Officers found five air soft guns in the car, which could be easily mistaken for real weapons, police said.

Authorities determined only the passenger seated in the back was involved in pointing the gun outside of the window, according to police.

Police arrested Vantezz Carter, 18, for the incident. He has been charged with disorderly conduct.

Carter posted bond and has been released.

The high school was dismissed for the summer but was on a short lock down for the incident. No injuries were reported.


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