Both teens were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, Director of Public Information Dan Ferrelli said.
According to police, at around 7:30 a.m. Friday, an Aurora police officer assigned as the campus' resource officer was alerted by administrators that multiple students reported either hearing about or seeing the gun.
School officials immediately initiated a “soft lockdown” and were able to quickly hone in on the two offenders based on information they received from the other students, Ferrelli said. Officials ended up finding the gun inside of one of the students' backpacks.
The gun was apparently bought to the school by one of the students to sell to the other. Officials say there was no threats of violence by the pair, and the entire incident was addressed in less than one hour.
The students, both 16 year old male sophomores from Naperville, have been referred to DuPage County Juvenile Court Services and released to their parents.