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Student arrested for taking toy pistol to school

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Evanston police say a student who took a toy pistol to Evanston Township High School has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

Evanston police say a student who took a toy pistol to Evanston Township High School has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

The student, identified by police as Adel Mohammed Sobhi, 19, of 818 Mulford St., was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon by polilce and school security officials after a student reported seeing a student with what appeared to be a gun in the building.

Police say the student apparently never had a real gun at the school and there was no threat to the safety of students or staff at the school.

Sobhi is scheduled to appear in Skokie district court at 1:30 p.m. on Jan 22 and is also facing disciplinary action by the school.

Top: An image, provided by police, of the toy pistol recovered from the student.

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