Charges of sexual misconduct against a female teacher surfaced a week ago at a Christian high school in Chicago’s southwest suburbs, WMAQ-TV (NBC affiliate) reports.
Charges against a female teacher in her 20s at Chicago Christian High School in Palos Heights reportedly include delivery of “sexual content” via social media and inappropriate sexual contact between the teacher and an undisclosed number of male students. As of Friday, no charges had been filed.
She had been suspended indefinitely as of Monday, April 3, when parents were informed by email of the allegations, the Chicago Tribune also reported. The email was said to ask families to pray for the students involved and for the teacher and her family.
The investigation, which has involved the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, or DCFS, is continuing.
As part of Southwest Chicago Christian Schools, which also has an elementary school in each Tinley Park and Oak Lawn, the school serves about 340 students. Fox-32 in Chicago said the students felt down about the charges during classes last week.
School officials notified Palos Heights police, said Henry Doorn, superintendent for Southwest Chicago Christian Schools, as soon as the allegations surfaced and have been working with them in the investigation.