Guns, drugs found at former Kozminksi VP’s home

By LINDSAY WELBERS
Staff Writer

A former vice principal at Kozminski Community was arrested Saturday night after Chicago Police Department discovered a cache of assault weapons and drugs in his home.

Jeremy Lydon, 43, was charged with one count of unlawful use of a deadly weapon with a silencer, one count of unlawful use of a weapon, one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, one count of possession of cannabis and 12 counts of no firearm registration certificate, police News Affairs said.

Lydon is currently being held on $75,000 bond. His next court date is May 30.

Dave Miranda, of the Chicago Public Schools communication department, said Lydon was hired to work at Koziminski, 936 E. 54th St., in 1995. He became assistant principal but left the school in December 2011.

Officers were called to the 2100 block of South Halsted Street at 9:30 p.m. Saturday after they received a call of a man threatening a woman with a gun, CPD said in a press release.

When officers searched the home they found a cache of weapons, including a MAC-10 with a silencer, a shotgun, six handguns, an assault rifle, two AK-47 assault rifles, numerous magazines and 90 grams of cannabis.