Boy freed from locker at McHenry West

McHENRY – A boy trapped inside a locker at McHenry West High School on Friday night was freed by firefighters after more than an hour of confinement.

Jon and Heather Diedrich were at the school with their 6-year-old son, Carter, watching their daughter play in a basketball tournament when the boy and a friend made their way to the hallway near the concession stand.

“I don’t really know what happened, but they were playing with the lockers, and somehow he got in the locker and couldn’t get out,” Heather Diedrich said. “I had to talk to him to keep him calm, but luckily nothing horrible happened.”

Members of the McHenry Township Fire Protection District were called to the school around 7:15 p.m. They were able to pry the locker open with the help of the boy’s father, who is also a firefighter.