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14-year-old stabbed during possible attempted robbery near Waukegan High School

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 […]

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Police respond, school put on lockdown following report of student armed with knife at Waukegan High School

The Waukegan High School Brookside Campus was put on lockdown and police responded following a report of a student armed with a knife threatening others Friday, officials said. School officials sent a message to staff and parents informing them the school was placed on hard lockdown. All students were safe and the Waukegan Police Department […]

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Waukegan High School moves location of varsity football game due to recent shootings in Waukegan

The Waukegan High School varsity football game Friday evening was moved to Round Lake after school officials had safety concerns following numerous recent shootings in Waukegan. The game was originally scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. Friday at Weiss Field. Waukegan High School announced Thursday afternoon that it had been moved to Round Lake […]

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2 staff members removed from school after physical fight at Waukegan High School Brookside Campus

Two staff members will no longer be working at Waukegan High School’s Brookside Campus after they were involved in a physical fight at the school on Tuesday. Waukegan High School Brookside Campus Co-Principal Avelira Rodriguez Gonzalez sent a message to parents about the incident. Two agency staff members were involved in a physical altercation during […]

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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. School officials said in a letter to parents that “several incidents” occurred Friday that caused the Brookside Campus to be placed on soft lockdown. Video taken by a student showed multiple students attacking […]

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Multiple students left sick after ingesting drugs at Waukegan High School Brookside Campus

Multiple students were left sick and two of them had to be transported to a hospital after ingesting a substance at Waukegan High School Brookside Campus on Tuesday. The Waukegan Fire Department was called around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday to the school, located at 2325 Brookside Avenue in Waukegan. Waukegan School District 60 Director of Communications […]

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15-year-old boy wrongly charged with shooting store clerk in Waukegan says police offered him McDonald’s in exchange for confession

The 15-year-old boy who was wrongly charged with shooting a Dollar General employee in Waukegan said police offered him McDonald’s in exchange for a confession. Martell Williams, 15, was arrested on Wednesday and wrongly charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery in connection to a shooting at Dollar General, 2613 Grand Avenue in Waukegan, on […]

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2 in custody after video shows student flashing BB gun from waistband inside Waukegan High School Washington Campus

Two students were taken into custody after videos surfaced Thursday of them flashing what turned out to be a BB gun inside the Waukegan High School Washington Campus. Waukegan Deputy Police Chief Joe Florip said his department was notified around 8:45 a.m. Thursday about social media posts that showed two individuals with a gun inside […]