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Police respond after brawl breaks out during attack on student at Waukegan High School Brookside Campus

A video captured several students attacking another student while security tried to intervene at Waukegan High School Brookside Campus earlier this week. The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon, according to a letter sent to parents from the school. School officials said an “altercation” broke out between two students. Video taken by a student showed multiple students […]

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Extra police presence at Harvard High School after fight that left student hospitalized

Authorities say there is an extra police presence at Harvard High School after a fight involving several students that left one student transported to the hospital by ambulance. A school resource officer around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday reported an altercation in the cafeteria of the high school, located at 1103 North Jefferson Street. The incident prompted […]

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Man undergoes emergency surgery after being cut with knife in Round Lake Beach, prosecutors say

A man underwent emergency surgery after his stepson allegedly cut him multiple times with a knife during a fight in Round Lake Beach Saturday evening, prosecutors said. Alexander Sanchez, 22, of Round Lake Beach, was charged with two counts of aggravated domestic battery and two counts of domestic battery. The incident occurred Saturday evening in […]

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Prosecutors now file felony charges against teacher accused of punching child in face at middle school in Waukegan

A substitute teacher, who has since been fired, is now facing felony charges after a 14-year-old student accused him of punching him in the face and breaking his finger at a Waukegan school. Lamont M. Bankston, 49, of Zion, was initially charged with one count of misdemeanor battery causing bodily harm. That charge was filed […]

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Charge filed against teacher after student punched in the face, suffers broken finger at Waukegan middle school

A now-former teacher has been charged after a 14-year-old student accused him of punching him in the face and breaking his finger at Jack Benny Middle School in Waukegan. Brandon Cole, 14, appeared alongside his family and attorney Kevin O’Connor during a press conference last Tuesday. “I’m really scared because my teacher hit me in […]

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14-year-old boy says teacher punched him in the face, broke his finger at Jack Benny Middle School in Waukegan

A student at Jack Benny Middle School in Waukegan says a substitute teacher punched him in the face and broke his finger while he was having an argument with another student. Brandon Cole, 14, appeared alongside his family and attorney Kevin O’Connor during a press conference Tuesday evening. “I’m really scared because my teacher hit […]

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‘Completely unacceptable’: Police arrest teacher after physical fight with student at Waukegan middle school

Police arrested a staff member after they were involved in a physical fight with a student at a middle school in Waukegan on Tuesday, authorities said. Waukegan School District 60 Superintendent Theresa Plascencia sent a letter to parents about the incident. Plascencia said a physical altercation occurred between a student and a substitute teacher earlier […]