The family of a Naperville teen who committed suicide is suing District 203 and the Naperville Police Department. 16-year-old Corey Walgren was called to the office at Naperville North on January 11th, where two deans and a police officer questioned him about alleged pornographic images on his phone. After the discussion, he was left alone and exited the school, walking to a parking garage where he ended his life. The lawsuit claims the questioning caused “extreme and excessive psychological distress and fear,” and that as the parents were not present or notified prior to the questioning, that the interrogation itself violated the law. The deans and police officer are also named in the suit.
Recreational Cannabis Town Hall:
This morning a town hall discussion was held on the topic of opposing recreational cannabis. Dr. Kevin Sabet, who’s studied, researched and implemented drug policy, spoke at Linden Oaks Outpatient center on the false information that’s spread surrounding marijuana and his hope to not let marijuana become the new tobacco industry. While only ten percent of the population uses marijuana regularly, he believes more people should work toward putting a stop to it. Sabet is also the president and CEO of SAM or Smart Approaches to Marijuana.
Wrap of Sports Playoff Action:
The playoff action continued last night in baseball, girls soccer and boys volleyball. Metea Valley and Neuqua Valley squared off on the pitch in the girls soccer sectional semi final. After an early Mustang goal, Neuqua Valley senior Hailey Furio tied the game at one with ten minutes to play in the first half. But just a few minutes later, Sophia Majher found the corner of the net to put Metea back on top. The Mustangs would add a third goal in the second half for a 3-1 win. It’s the fourth consecutive sectional final appearance for Metea Valley, who will play Naperville North for the 2nd straight year.
Neuqua had more success in baseball thanks to pitcher James Kulak. The Wildcat hurler threw a no hitter against Metea Valley. Noah Herdmann powered the Wildcats offense with three hits and two RBIs as Neuqua moves to the regional final after a 7-0 win.
Neuqua Valley boys volleyball took on Glenbard East at Naperville North for the regional championship. After getting dominated in the first set, the Wildcats fought back and took sets two and three to keep their season alive. Neuqua brought home the regional plaque and will face Downers Grove North in the sectional semi finals.
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