A man who was seen carrying what appeared to be a gun across the parking lot of East Alton Wood River High School this week is facing a misdemeanor charge. 23 year old Joshua Self of the 400 block of Grand in Wood River told police he found the BB gun and was taking it to someone at the school. Authorities say no one was threatened and Self has cooperated throughout the investigation.
Police were called around 2:40pm on Tuesday following a 911 call about someone carrying a long gun across the parking lot at the high school. Officers arrived on the scene and reported Self put the unloaded BB gun on the ground and cooperated immediately with the investigation. Because the BB gun is not technically a firearm, the charge is only a misdemeanor against Self.