Handling of Walgren Case “Mischaracterized”:
Police Chief Bob Marshall spoke out at last night’s city council meeting about the suicide of Naperville North student Corey Walgren, and the lawsuit that followed, filed against both District 203, and the Naperville Police Department. While Chief Marshall says they cannot release further details on the lawsuit given that it involves a minor, he did say that the school resource officer has been publicly mischaracterized. He then urged parents and teens to talk about the issues at hand regarding inappropriate use of technology and to come forward if you need help. Walgren took his life on January 11th, after being called to the dean’s office and questioned about possible pornographic images on his phone, without his parents present.
Wings of Hope Ceremony:
Yesterday the Edward Foundation and support group SHARE held their annual Wings of Hope Angel Garden Blessing & Butterfly Release. The event is open to all who have experienced a miscarriage or the loss of an infant, and is a chance for parents to celebrate and remember their child’s life. The garden opened in 2010, and is on the south side of the Edward campus.
Farmer’s Market Opens:
It’s opening day for the farmer’s market at St. John’s here in Naperville. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., over 20 vendors will be out in the church parking lot offering everything from fresh produce to biscotti. This year they’re welcoming a number of new vendors, and the first 300 shoppers will receive a free, reusable shopping bag. Money made from the market goes to help organizations like Loaves & Fishes, and Feed My Starving Children.
All State Girls Soccer:
The All State girls soccer team was released this week, with four of our local athletes being honored. Naperville North captain Morgan Krause made the list. The Huskies senior will be playing at Iowa next season. Metea Valley’s all time leading goal scorer, Jade Eriksen-Russo is also on the All State team. The Mustang will be playing her college soccer at DePaul. Sarah Griffith represents Waubonsie Valley as an All State selection. The senior captain will be playing for Purdue University this fall. The only local junior to be granted All State honors is Alyssa Bombacino of Neuqua Valley. The Wildcat star is committed to play soccer in college at Marquette. Congratulations to all the honorees. For the full list, you can check out ihssca.com, which also includes the All Sectional teams.
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