Official Troubled By Report Of Bullying Against Lesbian Student

Steve Miller
June 10, 2019 - 3:26 pm
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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A Cook County commissioner says he will push for a thorough investigation of an apparent incident of bullying against a high school girl in Barrington.

The girl reportedly identifies as lesbian and is open about it at Barrington High School.

Her family has said that 10 days ago, they found dozens of plastic forks embedded in their lawn, along with a sign that said, “GO (expletive) KILL YOURSELF.”

Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison was distressed to hear about the incident.

"A Cook County's first openly LGBTQ commissioner, this is a topic that hits near and dear to me, seeing that I also was bullied and harassed while I was going through my K-12 education,” Morrison said.

He said there will be an LGBTQ panel in Barrington that is designed to educate the public.

Barrington Village officials say police are investigating the vandalism as a possible hate crime.