A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department:
“On Thursday, March 3rd, 2011, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Central High School Officials were notified of a stabbing that occurred within the school.
“At that time a sixteen year old male student reported that he had been stabbed in the right shoulder by another student with a pair of metal scissors.
“The victim further indicated that this incident occurred during a Science class and that it was witnessed by other students within the classroom.
“The subsequent investigation revealed that several witnesses observed the incident and confirmed the victim’s story.
“Witnesses identified the alleged offender by name, who was also a sixteen year old male student.
“Immediately following the incident the student reported to the school nurse and was treated for a small puncture wound to his back.
“The injury did not require him to be transported to a medical facility at that time and the student was released to a parent.
“With the incident coming to the attention of school officials and police at the end of the school day, the investigation continued to Friday (March 4th, 2011).
“The case was reviewed by the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office who authorized one count of Aggravated Battery (Class 3 Felony).
“In the early afternoon this date police went to the Lakewood home of the alleged offender. Once the offender realized that police were at his residence, he fled on foot which initiated a foot pursuit with police. He was subsequently taken into custody without incident.
“The Juvenile was arrested and is being detained at the Kane County Juvenile Detention Center until he can appear before a Juvenile Judge on Monday, March 7th, 2010 @ 9:00 a.m. at the McHenry County Court House.”