Police are investigating after a 14-year-old boy was stabbed during a possible attempted robbery near the Waukegan High School Brookside Campus.
The Waukegan Police Department responded around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday to the area of Washington Street and McAree Road for a report of a stabbing.
Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Scott Chastain said officers arrived to find a 14-year-old boy who had been stabbed a single time.
The stab wound was in the upper right side of the chest area near his ribs.
Chastain said the juvenile told officers he was jumped by unknown subjects as he walked along McAree Road.
The boy reported he thought the subjects were attempting to rob him but the motive for the attack is unconfirmed.
The 14-year-old, who was reportedly walking from the Waukegan High School at the time of the attack, suffered minor injuries.
A spokesperson for Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 called the incident “saddening” and said, “Our thoughts are with the victim and their family.”
“We are cooperating with Waukegan police in its investigation,” the spokesperson added.
Chastain said the incident remains under investigation by the Waukegan Police Department.