Northwest Herald Plays Catch-Up on Biggest Story of the Day – Update 2

Please the correction on this article, here.

If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?

In Crystal Lake the official listener is the Northwest Herald.

Apparently, no one there saw the tree fall last night before press time.

It wasn’t really a tree.

It was threatening writing on the wall of a boys’ bathroom.

In a 3-paragraph story posted on its online edition about 5 AM, the NW Herald referred to it as “bathroom graffiti” and describes the graffiti in quote marks as a “disturbing message.”

Reporter David Fitzgerald did pick up on something I had not realized:

”Today marks the eight-year anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings…”

I was awakened this morning by a helicopter flying near our south side of Crystal Lake home, but didn’t get outside soon enough to figure out whether it was from one of the TV stations.

When I drove over to Crystal Lake Community High School, everything seemed normal, except the parking lost was not filled.

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This photo of latecomers entering Crystal Lake Community High School was taken about 7:45 AM on Friday, April 20, 2007. Teens can be seen who just got off a bus. A mother and younger child on a bike can also be seen, if you click on the image.

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