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All three kids they adopted – Tommy, 14; Charlie, 12; and Danny, 10 – were premature and had either fetal alcohol syndrome or neonatal abstinence syndrome, which left Charlie with quadriplegia cerebral palsy and a feeding tube. Charlie needs constant care to make sure the tube stays clear.
Nurses sometimes come and help the family, but it leaves them with costly bills, McVicar said.
"You guys went into an adoption agency and told them, 'Give us the kid that no one really wants.' And you did that not just once but three different times. Who does that? No one does that," McVicar said.
"As if this family needs anything more piled on," Hein said, one of the children also was targeted in a racially motivated social media threat made on Xbox Live in October.
A Huntley teenager was charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing a peace officer, harassment by electronic communication and committing a hate crime in connection with the threats.
William Geheren is a District 158 board member and said he does not believe the two recent cases of students being threatened are indicative of Huntley or the district.
"That was tough, and it wasn't fun because we had interaction with Huntley police like 12 days in a row, and it wasn't the 12 Days of Christmas," William Geheren said. "To me, what's really a shame is that that is not what this community is about at all."