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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 […]

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Suspect wanted for attempted murder in McHenry shooting escapes from Lake County correctional center

A suspect wanted for attempted murder in connection with a daytime shooting in McHenry escaped on Wednesday from a Lake County correctional center and police are asking for the public’s help in locating him. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said Deontae Wade, 26, of the 2600 block of Horeb Avenue in Zion, was on electronic […]

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Zion woman arrested after allegedly stabbing man, fighting 2 police officers in Round Lake Beach

A Zion woman has been charged with stabbing a man in Round Lake Beach and fighting two police officers, injuring them, earlier this month. Sharrita S. Wright, 40, of the 2000 block of Hebron Avenue in Zion, was charged with aggravated domestic battery, two counts of aggravated battery, resisting a peace officer and aggravated assault. […]