Community Notice: Tragic News

September 23, 2012 12:00 PM



We are very saddened to report that one of our 9th graders, Dajae Coleman, was found shot and killed at approximately 10:30pm last night around the 1500 block of Church Street, according to an Evanston Police Department press release. The investigation is ongoing and is a police matter. All inquiries should be directed to the Evanston Police Department.

Our Principal, Oscar Hawthorne, communicated with ETHS staff today to help prepare them for the needs of our students during this sad time. An email and phone message was sent to all ETHS families.

Our Student Services department personnel will be available on Monday, September 24, in Bacon Cafeteria from 8:00am - 3:45pm to provide grief counseling to any student or staff member who might need it. No appointment is necessary.

The school day will continue tomorrow as scheduled while support is offered.

Our sympathy and thoughts are with Dajae’s family.

Eric Witherspoon

Evanston Township High School


A list of resources available to teens in crisis situations is available here.



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