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Urbana Father Charged With Providing Guns to Son

An Illinois father has been charged with delivering a gun to his son and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The rural Urbana man was arraigned Tuesday after guns intended for hunting were found in his teenage son's pickup truck at St. Joseph-Ogden High School earlier this month. State's Attorney Julia Rietz says the 16-year-old has been charged in juvenile court with possession of a firearm without a valid firearm owner's identification card.

Rietz tells reporters that school officials received an anonymous tip from a concerned parent who claimed the teen was bragging about having a gun in his car.

Rietz says an assault rifle, two shotguns and seven boxes of ammunition were found in the unlocked truck.

A message seeking comment was left Wednesday afternoon with the attorney representing the father.

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