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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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Suspect in custody after shooting threat posted on social media towards Zion-Benton High School

Zion police say a person who allegedly posted a shooting threat towards Zion-Benton High School on social media was taken into custody on Thursday. The Zion Police Department said they received a report of a threatening statement made on social media that mentioned Zion-Benton High School. Police said in a statement that they identified the […]