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Woodstock High School student arrested after stabbing classmate with box cutter

Woodstock police respond to a stabbing at Woodstock High School Tuesday morning | Photo by Alex Vucha.

A Woodstock High School student has been arrested after he stabbed a classmate with a box cutter during a fight Tuesday morning, police and school officials said.

The Woodstock Police Department said that a fight broke out in a classroom between two 15-year-old students when one of the students assaulted the other with a box cutter.

Administration staff immediately detained the student and the school resource officer arrived shortly after the assault, District 200 officials said. The 15-year-old suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

“Because the incident was isolated between two students and resolved immediately, the building was not placed on lockdown and students continued the day according to their normal class schedule,” District 200 officials said in an email.

The Woodstock Police Department is working with the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office for possible charges against the boy, who was transported to the Kane County Juvenile Detention Center.

School officials said that the student will be suspended for the remainder of the school year and will face additional disciplinary action “up to and including expulsion,” officials said.


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