Teacher Removed Amid Probe Into Internet Crimes

Steve Miller
October 03, 2018 - 6:17 pm

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Administrators at the North Suburban Special Education District say a teacher at North Shore Academy in Highland Park is under criminal investigation for internet crimes against children.

The superintendent of the district says the teacher has been removed from the North Shore Academy classroom and the district will move to fire him because he chose not to participate in an internal investigation.

Police in Glenview said the man is being investigated for possible internet crimes against children.

He is not charged at this point.

Loyola Academy in Wilmette confirmed the man was a former English teacher there and was also a Scholastic Bowl moderator.

A Loyola Academy spokeswoman said the man left the school four years ago but was not fired.

The academy sent a letter to its alumni, calling the news "concerning." The letter says "the safety, security and well-being" of students is Loyola Academy's highest priority.

The school said it was contacted by police on Sept. 19. 

The man taught at Loyola Academy from 2011 to 2014, and was Scholastic Bowl moderator from 2004 to 2008 and from 2010 to 2014, according to the school's spokeswoman.