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Total of 29 Teens Issued Citations after Student's Stabbing

A total of 29 disorderly conduct citations were issued to youths involved in an incident where a Niles North teen was stabbed at Emerson Park on Nov. 9.

A total of 29 disorderly conduct citations were issued to youths involved in an incident where a Niles North teen was stabbed at Emerson Park on Nov. 9, police said.

The citations are in addition to the felony aggravated battery charge that a 17-year-old Mather High School student a few days following the stabbing.

Patch first reported that a 17-year-old Niles North teen was stabbed and hospitalized following a fight in Skokie on Nov. 9. The skirmish involved students from Niles North, Niles West and Mather High School in Chicago.

Police were dispatched to Emerson Park, 9350 Lawler Ave., around 10:30 p.m. after a caller stated that about “20 to 30 people [were] fighting in the park,” according to the report.

“The Skokie Police take incidents of this nature very seriously and believe that those involved must be held accountable for their actions,” said Police Chief Anthony Scarpelli.  “The Violence Prevention Seminar is offered as a means of reducing violence in the community.”

The others cited in the group brawl were students at Niles North, Niles West and Mather High Schools.  The youth have the choice of attending a Violence Prevention Seminar at the Skokie Police Department during mid-December or appearing in Cook County Court on December 28. 

Recent shots fired -

About two weeks later, police responded to a shots fired complaint in the 9100 block of Kilpatrick Avenue.

Initial investigation revealed damage to a residence in the 4700 block of Davis Street that was caused when a bullet was fired through a glass window, police said.

When officers arrived to the scene, they saw a large group of male and female juveniles in the 9100 block of Kenton Avenue. The suspects would soon flee but were later apprehended in the 4500 block of Church Street. An Evanston teen, 16, was also charged with unlawful use of a weapon, due to his possession of brass knuckles, according to police.

According to police, many of the teens did not live in the area, and no injuries were reported. 

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