Dist. 186 Investigating Teacher For Alleged Relationship With Student

Springfield District 186 is wrapping up its own internal investigation involving a high school teacher arrested for having a sexual relationship with a student.   Superintendent Walter Milton says he expects to receive more details from his Human Resources department on Friday.  The district had already placed the teacher on administrative leave on November 2nd….

MILTON “And I am glad the authorities were able to apprehend this person.  I know that she attempted to leave, that’s what we gathered, and she was found.  That’s a major interest to us.  Again, our young people are sacred.  We have to protect their well being.”

Police arrested 36 year old Jennifer Tyree of Petersburg Wednesday on one count of criminal sexual assault.  Tyree taught English at Lanphier High School.  Authorities say she was involved with a 17 year old student.

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