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2 students arrested following fireworks prank that sparked shooting scare at Zion-Benton Township High School

Two students were arrested Monday following a fireworks prank that caused a shooting scare at Zion-Benton Township High School, prompting a major police response to the school. Zion Police Department Lt. Paul Kehrli told Lake and McHenry County Scanner that a 14-year-old and 16-year-old from Zion were taken into custody before the lockdown was lifted […]

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False report of shooting at Zion-Benton High School sparks lockdown, heavy police response

School officials say a report of a shooting, which was actually fireworks, caused a lockdown and prompted a heavy police response Monday at Zion-Benton High School. Zion-Benton Township High School Principal Dr. Chris Pawelczyk sent a message to all families Monday afternoon following the incident. Pawelczyk said the school received notification of what sounded like […]

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Shooting in Vernon Hills neighborhood leads to brief lockdown at area schools

No one was injured after at least one shot was fired during a shooting in a Vernon Hills neighborhood which put schools and daycare facilities in the area on lockdown Tuesday morning, police said. The Vernon Hills Police Department responded around 8:45 a.m. to the 300 block of Plumwood Court for a report of shots […]

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Armed car burglary suspects arrested, lockdowns lifted at Stevenson High School, College of Lake County Vernon Hills campus

Two car burglary suspects, including one armed with a gun, were taken into custody after lockdowns were issued for Stevenson High School and the College of Lake County Southlake Campus Friday morning, police said. The Vernon Hills Police Department said that officers responded around 10:15 a.m. Friday to a business in the 1000 block of […]