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Teen Charged With Felony After Fireworks Thrown In Morgan Park High School, Police Say

The teen is facing a felony charge, police said.

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CHICAGO — A teen has been charged with setting off fireworks Wednesday inside Morgan Park High School, police said.

At 11:25 a.m., a 16-year-old boy threw fireworks inside the school, “causing damage to the school structure” at 1744 W. Pryor Ave., according to a Chicago Police news release. School officials identified the boy in surveillance video, which shows him running down a stairwell and throwing fireworks, police said.

The boy turned himself into police on Wednesday evening.

The 16-year-old has been charged with attempted aggravated arson, a felony, police said. He appeared in Juvenile Court on Thursday.