GAGE PK. CHARTER SCHOOL TEACHER UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR ‘ GROSS MISCONDUCT’
Authorities are investigating a teacher for allegations of “gross misconduct” with a 16- year- old boy at a Gage Park neighborhood charter school on the Southwest Side.
Chicago Police confirmed the investigation of the woman’s alleged misconduct at Horizon Science Academy Southwest Chicago, 5401 S. Western.
A representative said the school’s administration began an internal investigation on Monday.
“As the allegations involved a minor, the school contacted the [ Illinois] Department of Children and Family Services and Chicago Police,” said Christopher Murphy, director of strategic growth & PR for Concept Schools.
Murphy said the staff member has been placed on unpaid administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation.
“DCFS is investigating a case involving a teacher at Horizon Science Academy,” a representative for the agency said. “The investigation is pending.”