Please the correction on this article, here.
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.