Student Stabbed in High School Bathroom

Incident was apparently gang-related, police say

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    A 15-year-old student at Bolingbrook High School ran out of school and toward a hospital after being stabbed several times Tuesday morning in an apparent gang fight.

    A 16-year-old student at Bolingbrook High School ran out of school and toward a hospital after being stabbed several times Tuesday morning in an apparent gang fight.

    The boy was picked up by a Bolingbrook police officer and driven to the emergency room at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Police Lt. Mike Rompa said, where he was treated for non-life-threatening several stab wounds.

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    Bolingbrook High School was locked down for a brief time Tuesday morning after an apparent gang fight left one student injured.

    The 16-year-old and another student, a 15-year-old, reportedly got into it in a bathroom on the second floor of the school. Rompa said the confrontation was a continuation of an incident off-campus on Monday night.

    The stabbing forced the school, with a population of roughly 3,600 students, to be locked down between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

    "Anytime anything strange like that occurs it's school policy to call a soft lockdown," school principal Jim Mitchem told the Chicago Tribune. "There was no danger to students at any time."

    A weapon was recovered near the bathroom, police said, and the 15-year-old student was arrested.  He's since been charged with aggravated battery.