Harvey police officer's child brought gun to South Holland daycare, where it went off

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Cop's child brought gun to suburban daycare, where it went off
The child of Harvey Police Department officer brought a gun to Happy Days daycare in the Village of South Holland, IL last week.

SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (WLS) -- A 9-year-old student who brought a gun to a South Holland daycare center last week is the child of a Harvey police officer.

ABC7 also confirmed the child attended Greenwood Elementary and had been picked up by Happy Days daycare staff from school.

The weapon was inside the child's backpack, and when the child put the backpack down, the gun went off.

The Harvey Police Department said it has not taken disciplinary action against the officer yet since the investigation is ongoing.

A spokesperson for the village of South Holland said last week, "An investigation is underway related to an apparent unintentional discharge of a weapon at a facility located at 831 E. 162nd St., South Holland. Due to the involvement of a juvenile, further details cannot be released at this time."