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Charges filed against teen who stabbed fellow classmate at Woodstock High School

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

Felony charges have been filed against a Woodstock High School student after he stabbed a classmate with a box cutter during a fight Tuesday morning, police said.

The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office has approved charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a Class 3 felony, aggravated battery in a public place, a Class 3 felony, and unlawful possession of a weapon, a Class A misdemeanor, against the teen.

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 Northwestern Medicine Woodstock Hospital for treatment where he has since been released.

“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 boy was transported to the Kane County Juvenile Detention Center and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

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.

“No additional information will be released regarding this incident due to the victim and suspect both being juveniles,” police said.


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