Glenview Teen Charged in Stabbing Over iPhone

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    A Glenview teen was given a $300,000 bail in bond court Saturday after he was charged with stabbing a 17-year-old man in an argument Thursday night in Winnetka.

    A Glenview teen was given a $300,000 bail in bond court Saturday after he was charged with stabbing a 17-year-old man in an argument Thursday night in Winnetka.

    Mitchell Silverstein, 17, was charged with attempted murder and attempted battery with a deadly weapon after he allegedly stabbed another teen in an argument over an iPhone, Winnetka Police Chief Patrick Kreis said.

    Police responded to a call about an altercation in the street involving five teenagers from the New Trier Township area Thursday.

    Silverstein allegedly chased a 17-year-old man and stabbed him in the chest with an illegal switchblade. A 16-year-old was also stabbed in the hand while trying to pull Silverstein away from the man.

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    The teen's father, Gerald Scully, said there was no cell phone involved but that Silverstein might have thought his cell phone was stolen.

    He also said Silverstein told his son "You're done. I'm going to kill you."

    The two injured teens were transported to Evanston Hospital. The 17-year-old is expected to recover after a serious chest wound and the 16-year-old was treated and released.

    Scully said his son has a collapsed lung, but that he's going to be OK.

    "it was a very serious injury," he said. "He could have been killed."

    Silverstein reportedly attends North Shore Academy, which is a "therapeutic school that serves students who struggle with the social, emotional and behavioral demands of school," according to the school's website.

    He is scheduled to appear in court again April 2 in Skokie.