On Friday, May 31, an incident occurred in the Village of Barrington regarding a Barrington High School student in which the student’s home and lawn were vandalized. The Barrington Police Department is actively investigating the incident as a potential hate crime. Because the victim is a juvenile, no further details are available at this time.
Village officials have issued the following statement regarding this incident: "The Village of Barrington and its officials have zero tolerance for hate crimes or bullying of any nature in our community. Barrington is a place where all individuals should feel safe and free from harassment at all times. Our Barrington Police Department and our community leaders actively work as part of the Healthier Barrington Coalition and with the Barrington 220 school district on numerous programs to promote the well-being of all our students, which include B Strong Together, Broncos Committed, and Text-a-Tip. We encourage all those in our community to support these programs and to ensure that Barrington is a safe place for all."