Crime & Courts

Wonder Lake woman, special education teacher arrested on child endangerment charges

Jennifer A. Lamb, 36, of Wonder Lake
Jennifer A. Lamb, 36, of Wonder Lake

A Wonder Lake woman and Parkland School special education teacher accused of child endangerment was released Monday from the McHenry County jail.

Jennifer A. Lamb, 36, was arrested Saturday on an arrest warrant citing misdemeanor child endangerment and reckless conduct charges, court records show. Convictions of either charge typically result in less than one year in jail. She was released Monday without posting a cash bond.

Lamb is accused of allowing her children to live in a home with unsecured loaded guns, dog feces and no food, court records show.

Lamb currently is out on sick leave, District 15 Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent Cindee Nootbaar said in an email.

She earns $71,586 annually as a special education teacher at Parkland School, according to the district's 2020 salary and benefits report.

McHenry County sheriff’s deputies arrested Lamb's husband, 37-year-old Jason Lamb, earlier this month after they say he choked a 6-year-old boy and allowed four children to live in unsanitary and dangerous conditions, court records show.

The Department of Children and Family Services immediately removed the children from the home and placed them with a family member, police have said.

Jennifer Lamb was released from the jail Monday on her own recognizance, meaning she may remain free on bond as long as she continues to make court appearances.

She's due back in court on Dec. 7.

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