Suspect in Winnetka Stabbing Gets $300K Bail

The stabbing victim's father told reporters his son would be okay after suffering a collapsed lung from the altercation.

Mitchell Silverstein, the 17-year-old Glenview resident charged with felony attempted murder for a Winnetka stabbing over an iPhone theft last week, had bond set at $300,000 during a court appearance Saturday, NBC Chicago reports.

One of the victims in the stabbing is a 17-year-old male who received a "serious puncture wound [to the chest] that required immediate response," Winnetka Chief of Police, Patrick Kreis said.

The 17-year-old's father, Gerald Scully, said "There was no cell phone," and confronted Silverstein's lawyer in the hallway after court, where he shoved the attorney, according to the CBS Chicago. 

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The men argued between one another and eventually walked away, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The 17-year-old's father said the boy suffered a collapsed lung from the stabbing, CBS Chicago reports.

Scully said his son is a student at New Trier High School, and the boy would okay despite the injury, according to the Chicago Tribune. 

Silverstein studies at North Shore Academy, NBC Chicago reported — a therapeutic school in Highland Park designed for "students who struggle with the social, emotional, and behavioral demands of school," according to its website.

Click here to see the original report of last week's stabbing in Winnetka.


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