No criminal charges will be filed following an investigation into a possible improper student-teacher relationship at Hampshire High School, authorities said Friday.
"The Hampshire Police Department has concluded its investigation of the reported possible improper relationship between a Hampshire High School faculty member and a high school student. After a review by the Kane County state's attorney's office, it was determined there is not sufficient evidence to support a criminal charge," the department said in an email.
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Authorities obtained search warrants in late April for the cellphones of an 18-year-old male student from Gilberts and a 23-year-old first year, female teacher, according to court records.
A friend of the male student told school officials his friend told him he and a teacher had "made out" in the fall 2013, that she performed a sex act on him in his car, according to court records.
Police interviewed the teacher, who gave authorities permission to view her phone but admitted she erased text messages with the student, in part because one of the messages began with "Hey, babe," according to a search warrant.
Asked if there was anything inappropriate between her and the student, she said "could be" and asked to speak with an attorney, according to court records.
The teacher was placed on leave while authorities investigated.
Allison Strupeck, spokeswoman for Community Unit District 300, said in an email Friday the teacher remains on administrative leave.