Crime & Courts

Prosecutors charge teen accused of stabbing fellow Woodstock High School student

A 15-year-old Woodstock High School student is facing battery and weapon charges after police said the teenager used a box cutter to stab another student during a fight over a cellphone.

The juvenile is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery in a public place and possession of a weapon, according to a news release from the Woodstock Police Department sent Wednesday.

The 15-year-old was sent to the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center to await a detention hearing at the McHenry County Courthouse, according to the release.

The most serious charge, aggravated battery, is a felony offense. The charges stem from a fight that broke out Tuesday morning in a Woodstock High School classroom and sent one student to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The student charged in connection with the stabbing has been suspended for the remainder of the school year, Woodstock Community Unit School District 200 spokesperson Kevin Lyons said Tuesday. The student could face disciplinary action “up to and including expulsion," Lyons said.

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