McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

A school sign wishing students a Happy New Year is seen outside Richneck Elementary School on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, in Newport News, Virginia. A 6-year-old student was taken into custody after reportedly shooting a teacher during an altercation in a classroom at Richneck Elementary School on Friday.

First grade student injures teacher in Virginia school shooting

Tati Rubi, Staff Writer January 24, 2023

A 6-year-old boy brought a handgun to school and shot his teacher in the middle of a lesson at Richneck Elementary School in Virginia on Jan. 6. The Virginia teacher was critically injured but is already...

State Rep. Justin Slaughter celebrates after the chamber passed changes to the controversial criminal justice law known as the SAFE-T Act at the Illinois Capitol building on Dec. 1.

Controversial SAFE-T Act now in effect, portion ruled unconstitutional

Lydia Lawrence, Business Director January 19, 2023

On Feb. 22, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the SAFE-T Act into law at Chicago State University. Parts went into effect on Jan. 1, and many have questioned the clarity and adequacy of this law. This...

Arturo Delgadillo, dressed fittingly as a super hero for Halloween, poses in the Center for Science, Technology and Industry. Formerly a police officer, Delgadillo now supervises the security teams at both the Upper and Freshman Campuses.

Who it takes to keep MCHS safe

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor November 9, 2022

With 40 school shootings in ten months, 2022 has become the most devastating year for schools in recent history. Ensuring safety and preventing tragedy has become a priority more than ever for schools. This...

Allena Barbato, currently a Lake Villa trustee, is a Democrat running to represent Illinoiss 32rd state senate district.

Meet Allena Barbato, the Democrat candidate running for District 32 State Senator

Lydia Lawrence, Business Director October 31, 2022

Allena Barbato is an elected Lake Villa trustee in her fifth year. She is the Democratic candidate running for 32nd District State Senator against current Sen. Craig Wilcox. Read our interview with...

The McHenry Police Department is housed at the McHenry Municipal Center on Green St. The department has partnered with MCHS to send student resource officers to the school.

This is fine

Vanessa Moreno, News Editor May 19, 2022

A McHenry High School student carrying an e-cigarette walks out of the bathroom when he notices a student resource officer staring right at him. Doing his job, the SRO issues a ticket to be resolved in...

A woman leaves a stuffed animal at a memorial at an entrance to Oxford High School on Dec. 1, following an active shooter situation at Oxford High School that left four students dead and multiple others with injuries.

Parents of Michigan shooter face involuntary manslaughter charges

Vanessa Moreno, Staff Writer December 7, 2021

OAKLAND COUNTY, MICH. — On Dec. 4, James and Jennifer Crumbley were detained by the Oakland County Sheriff’s office following a manhunt throughout Detroit, Michigan. This was after they failed to act...

Though this year is Kenny Maiers first year as a security guard, he brings years of law enforcement experience to the job, including almost three decades with the Vernon Hills Police Department.

To serve and protect

Grace Hunt, Contributing Writer October 20, 2021

Kenny Maier sits behind his desk interrogating the student who stole the very chair he sits in. Maier knows this student is guilty, but asks the student anyways. The student denies it and stays quiet....

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