May 19, 2023


Allie Everhart

Despite a state law that says “A student may not be issued a monetary fine or fee as a disciplinary consequence,” students at MCHS continue to receive tickets from the McHenry Police Department for their behavior in school.

After being ticketed and paying hefty fines, students anxiously await to see the passage of HB3412 that could end ticketing for minor misbehavior. Though the ticket made them aware of their behavior, it did not solve the root cause of their issues. They think a suspension and counseling would have been enough. 

Illinois is trying to close loopholes in the law, but in the meantime, ticketing continues at both campuses. Despite the different approaches and points of view, all are working towards a shared goal: protecting youth and creating safe school environments.


*Note: Angelica Ferrell and Carolina Mendez are fake names to protect the students’ privacy.


Leave a Comment

Comments (0)

The McHenry Messenger intends for this area to be used to foster healthy, thought-provoking discussions. Comments both on our website and social media must leave a door open for discussion and cannot include any attacks on the writer or the subject of the writing, but may include constructive criticism. Along with this, no profanity will be tolerated. All McHenry Messenger comments will be reviewed by a moderator prior to being publicly posted. The McHenry Messenger does not allow anonymous comments and requires a valid email address. The email address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments.
All The McHenry Messenger Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *