Explicit Photos Found on Herrick School Computer, Teacher Resigned: Report
The Chicago Tribune reports that Herrick Middle School teacher Kimberly A. Mason resigned in August after nude or semi-nude photos were found on her school computer and police began investigating whether she shared them with an underage boy.
A Downers Grove middle school teacher resigned and relinquished her teaching credentials last year after explicit photos were found on her computer and authorities investigated whether those photos were shared with an underage boy, according to a Chicago Tribune report.
Kimberly A. Mason, a former language arts at Herrick Middle School, resigned in August after Grade School District 58 officials accused her of keeping nude or semi-nude photos of herself on her school computer, the Tribune reports.
A police report filed Aug. 10 in Glendale Heights by Mason's husband prompted an investigation by the DuPage County Children's Center, Downers Grove police and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, according to the Tribune.
Although a DCFS investigation into Mason found credible evidence that abuse took place, the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office told the Tribune there was no proof of criminal activity, so charges will not be filed.
In a response to a Freedom of Information Act by the Chicago Tribune posted on the ISBE website, ISBE Deputy General Counsel Marcilene Dutton said Mason was "accused of exchanging inappropriate text messages with a minor (not a student enrolled in the district) and may have had nude pictures of herself on her school computer that she may have emailed to this minor."
The response also confirmed that Mason's teaching certificate was voluntarily surrendered, meaning the state considers it revoked.
Mason, 34, taught at Herrick for eight years prior to her last day in June. The District 58 school board formally accepted her resignation on Aug. 27.
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