One minor from Minooka arrested for punching classmate at Plainfield South wrestling meet

JOLIET – One boy was arrested after he allegedly punched a classmate during a wrestling meet at Plainfield South High School last week.

A video was posted on social media that appears to show two students from Minooka Community High School holding down and punching another student in the bathroom.

The student was arrested for assault.

The students involved were on the Minooka wrestling team, said a parent who wished not to be named.

The team was at a meet at Plainfield South High School on Thursday, Jan. 25, when the video was taken, sometime between 5 and 6 p.m., Joliet Deputy Police Chief Al Roechner said.

“Our administration is aware of the incident and they are investigating it,” Minooka Community High School District spokesman Dave DiLorenzo said.

DiLorenzo said the district is aware of the video, but he could not give any more information about what happened.

The parent, who asked not to be named, said she became aware of the video via two parents who alerted her to it.

She said she also saw the video posted in a Facebook group called Parents of Minooka High School.

Alex Ortiz

Alex Ortiz is a reporter for The Herald-News in Joliet. Originally from Romeoville, Ill., he joined The Herald-News in 2017 and mostly covers Will County government, politics, education and more. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree from Northwestern University.