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updated: 2/24/2012 7:55 PM

Former Antioch teacher admits grade tampering

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  • Sara Glashagel

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A former teacher at Antioch High School has pleaded guilty to gaining access to computerized records in order to change the grades of 64 students, according to a published report.

Sara Glashagel, 27, of Elk Grove Village was charged with one misdemeanor count of computer tampering. She was sentenced to one year of probation and is required to complete 80 hours of community service, according to the Lake County News-Sun.

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Authorities said Glashagel tampered with students' grades over a five-day period last September by obtaining an administrative password. Police later tracked down her IP address and questioned her, when they say she admitted to changing the grades.

Glashagel resigned as a special-education teacher at the school in November. Her husband, Brian Glashagel, is the school's varsity head football coach, but authorities said he was not involved in the grade tampering.

Officials said 41 of the 64 student grades changed involved players on the football team.

School district officials said the grade changes were discovered and corrected before the eligibility status of any student-athletes could be affected.

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